Arabic morphology

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This model outlines a pre-phonological computation from phonetic input to phonological output. In many varieties, the indirect object forms, which appear in Classical Arabic as separate words e. Now these base letters can be augmented with extra letters, and they can be dropped or changed due to morphophonemic rules as well.

Crucial to the process of prosodic adaptation in CA loanwords is the hierarchy of stress placement rules vis-a-vis weight sensitivity.

Arabic noun patterns

Egyptian Arabic is unusual in that the demonstrative follows the noun, e. In reality, however, this system is never used: Large numbers are always written as numerals rather than spelled out, and are pronounced using a simplified system, even in formal contexts. The adaptation strategies discussed in this paper are distinguished in that the source words are illegal in their violation of CA syllable and weight constraints. Nouns and verbs do fall into the templatic system and have very systematic morphophonemic rules that govern them. For example, in Egyptian Arabic , the second person feminine singular appears either as -ik or -ki depending on various factors e. Now these base letters can be augmented with extra letters, and they can be dropped or changed due to morphophonemic rules as well. The metrical constraints on Cairene monosyllables are joined by restrictions against illegal complex codas and onsets, leading to complicated, but predictable strategies to bootleg monosyllable loanwords from languages with complex onsets and codas. The present paper argues that vowel-lengthening in Cairene Arabic CA is the result of a perceptual mapping Steriade, of phonetic cues, while epenthesis and gemination in CA are the result of true phonological processes Silverman, We divide words in Arabic into three self-contained categories as follows. This practice and its feedback can only be achieved by learning Arabic through courses. They are what they are and must be memorized.

The declined relative pronoun has vanished. Cardinal numerals[ edit ] Numbers behave in a quite complicated fashion. Egyptian Arabic in particular has many variant pronominal affixes used in different circumstances, and very intricate morphophonemic rules leading to a large number of complex alternations, depending on the particular affixes involved, the way they are put together, and whether the preceding verb ends in a vowel, a single consonant, or two consonants.

In reality, however, this system is never used: Large numbers are always written as numerals rather than spelled out, and are pronounced using a simplified system, even in formal contexts.

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Arabic Morphology