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Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination)Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis$
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Solomon I. Sara

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627950

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.001.0001

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Conclusions

Conclusions

Chapter:
(p.158) 14 Conclusions
Source:
Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination)
Author(s):

Solomon I. Sara

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0015

Sībawayh, in his discussion of Ɂimālah in Arabic, focuses on the contexts that trigger inclination, and, in the process of his accounting for Ɂimālah, provides examples of a bidirectional process, that is, of progressive and regressive Ɂimālah. This chapter notes that he ranges in his analysis of Ɂimālah over the various contexts where the [a] is inclined to [e] and ferrets out both the expressed and the implied contexts where justification can be found for such a change. In the process, Sībawayh is both deep and wide in his search, and brings in not only immediate but collateral contexts to explain the phenomenon of Ɂimālah.

Keywords:   Ɂimālah, Sībawayh, inclination, Arabic language, [a], [e]

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