African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology by Mena Lafkioui

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The quantity provides the cutting-edge in examine on African kinds of Arabic. major students from around the globe deal with subject matters facing language touch, the advance of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, synchronic language edition and diachronic language reconstruction.

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Adverbs, indefinite pronouns, relative markers, interrogative markers) that are considered to be semantically or pragmatically more adequate or more expressive (examples 8 and 9). In fact, the second element š, derived from šayʔ ‘thing’ of Classical Arabic, was originally an element of intensification (emphasis) – and still is to a different degree in various Arabic varieties – that has lost some of its marking strength with time and therefore had to appeal to other forms to complete this function.

G. la-bās lit. g. b-la lit. ‘with no’ > ‘without’). g. oath, interdiction, order, prohibition, admonition and categorical expressions), such as the next examples: 4. 5. 6. This morpheme is not only employed for negation but also as an interrogative, a relative, an exclamative, and even an indefinite pronoun, which may point to a common origin (Pennacchietti 1967; Wehr 1953). This does not hold for some marginal cases like that of Maltese, where ___ š is used in constructions engaging modality (Vanhove 1994).

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