University of Zaragoza's A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Andalusi Arabic PDF

By University of Zaragoza

ISBN-10: 9004227423

ISBN-13: 9789004227422

Outfitted at the scarce, yet now not insignificant surviving fabrics of Andalusi Arabic, this paintings offers a synchronic descriptive survey as entire as attainable of its uncomplicated grammar and lexicon, plus a few diachronic comparative feedback, permitting the reader to procure a close to exact photograph of this subject-matter.

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AA midínat almalík “the king’s town”, but midína “a town”). In Arabic script, however, it is customary to maintain an ›h‹ surmounted by two dots (as if it were a ›t‹, the so-called t¯a" un 42 This weakness was pointed out by Pocklington 1986; however, it is unlikely that the phenomena listed by him would have originated among the Arabic speakers of Andalusia. 43 See Höfner 1943:26–27. , rhyme-supported waqd+ak “your time” in Z 1423, for {wqd}, Alc. , IQ 18/2/4 ›ast‹ = Z 499 and 580 ›a/ist/d‹ “arse” for SA ist, 202 › #afr¯ıt‹ “demon” ˙ ˙ ˙ for OA #ifr¯ıt, IQ 95/4/3 ›astahá‹ “he was ashamed” for SA istahà, LA 281 ›taht‹ ˙˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ¯ “wardrobe” for the SA Iranism taht).

Etyma. 60 See Blau 1965:77, 1980:37–38, and the abundant witnesses of shifts in both senses collected by Ibn Hiˇsa¯ m Allahm¯ı, in Pérez Lázaro 1990 I: 74–75. ¯ 26 phonology ›ˇsu¯ d¯aniq‹ for SA ›s¯ud¯aniq‹ “falcon”, Alc. xemebráx, for SA s¯ammu abras ¯ ¯ ˙ “gecko”, dauxír “oat grass”, vs. dáuçal and VA ›dawsal‹ “darnel”, from P. ). Their explanation ˙ can be found in the Rm. substratum of the Iberian Peninsula, which had ´ perceived as /ˇs/ by Arabic speakers, and as such an unvoiced sibilant [S], bound to cause ultra-corrections, or otherwise, in other cases related to combinatory phonetics, such as assimilation, dissimilation, etc.

36 See P. ) 2008: 104. 37 See other Rm. reflexes in Corriente 2008c: 160, suggesting inter-Rm. borrowing in some cases. 38 This assumption is borne out not only by Rm. transcriptions like those of Alc. for Granadan items of Lt. , apríl “April”, and píx “penis”), at times even implying the presence of minimal pairs, like quibáb “chapels” vs. , Cs. alcaparra “caper” < AA qapár < Lt. capp˘aris, Cs. alpatana “utensil” < AA alpatána < ˙ Gk. patán¯e “dish”, and alpargata, from the AA pl. , Alc. , in the late borrowings of Alc.

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