Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard and Rudolf de Jong

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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Gilit Arabic

(5 words)

see Iraq
Date: 2018-04-01

Glide

(3,169 words)

Author(s): Abdellah Chekayri
  1. Definition Glides in Arabic are w and y (the ʾalif [aː] is not considered a glide here; unlike w and y, it does not appear in any phonological representation of any defective form). Unlike sound consonants, e.g. /b/, /t/, the glides, w and y, play a double role. They can be consonants, as in, for example, wajada ‘he found, yusr ‘ease’, or long vowels, as in, for example, taqūlu ‘she says’, yasīru ‘he moves on’, or both. Graphically speaking, Arabic transcription does not distinguish between long vowels [uː = و] and [iː = ي] and their respective glides [w = و] and [j =…
Date: 2018-10-24

Glottal Stope

(5 words)

see Hamza
Date: 2018-04-01