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Rafad-yurfud “refuse (to do)”; bess ʔana rafadt aakil wala gatʕa. ” (Elicited datum) Frederick M. 3 Wala-phrases cannot be licensed by anti-additive or “merely” downward entailments, which are able to license negative polarity interpretations for words such as the following:4 (13) a. f. English emphatic “ANYthing”); b. iši (Jordanian/Palestinian), šiː (Syrian/Lebanese) “(one) thing, anything”; c. ḥada, waːḥad “(one) person, anyone”; d. ʕumr “ever” Anti-additive or merely-downward-entailing contexts include the following (see Hoyt 2010, 130–132 for detailed examples): (14) a b.
325). In my data, which come from Nablusi Palestinians, the Yod-less items are confined to the environment mentioned above, but the observations provided by Garbell may be taken as further evidence that in the Palestinian dialects dropping of Yod was not altogether absent. To my knowledge, there is no information in the literature about the maintenance/dropping of Yod in other Levantine dialects. Informal inquiries on my part about the forms used by the native speakers of the dialects of Beirut and Damascus indicate that the pattern used in these dialects is identical to the Palestinian pattern being analysed for a different feature, confirm that /j/ is indeed dropped in open syllables; more Yod-less examples include /biʒurr/ ‘he pulls’; /biħutʕ/ ‘he puts’; /biħibb/ ‘he likes/loves’; /bixarrib/ ‘he spoils’; /biʒallis/ ‘he fixes’.