Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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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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(6 words)

see South Arabian, Modern
Date: 2018-04-01


(1,565 words)

Author(s): Andrzej Zaborski
Jīm is the name of the fifth letter of the Arabic alphabet, usually transcribed as ǧ or j (in English publications), sometimes as d̲j̲ (e.g. in the Encyclopaedia of Islam). The letter jīm in the Arabic alphabet is used for the phoneme that is pronounced in the tradition of ‘correct’ standard written Arabic, both in the Arab countries and in Arabist practice elsewhere, as [dʒ], i.e. a voiced lenis palato-alveolar affricate. There are several reflexes of the Standard Arabic phoneme in the modern dialects: i.[dʒ] is standard in the majority of the dialects of Iraq, in rural dialec…
Date: 2018-04-01


(1,591 words)

Author(s): Lidia Bettini
Jinās is one of the names Arab theorists use to designate a rhetorical figure based, in its most general meaning, on the repetition of an identical or similar sequence of sounds in the same verse or colon. Both definition and name vary according to author and period; moreover, Arab theorists have described jinās by introducing more and more complex and subtle subdivisions. The possible translations of these technical terms ( jinās, tajnīs, mujānasa, mujānas, tajānus) are therefore equally different, e.g. ‘paronomasia’ (the most general), ‘alliteration’, or ‘pun’. The kinds of jinās e…
Date: 2018-04-01

J (jāʾa bi- - jumla kubrā)

(1,811 words)

jāʾa bi- Reanalysis Jaʾaliyyin Khartoum Arabic Jaʾāme Chad Arabic Jabal Axḍar Arabic Omani Arabic, Omani Arabic, Omani Arabic Jabal Ramm Old Arabic (Epigraphic) Jabal Ramm, inscription of Arabic Alphabet: Origin Jabal Šammar Najdi Arabic, Saudi Arabia Jabal Says Old Arabic (Epigraphic) Jabal Ṭayy Saudi Arabia Jabal Ṭubayq Northwest Arabian Arabic Jabal ʾUmm Jadāyid Old Arabic (Epigraphic) Jabal ʾUsays, inscription of Arabic Alphabet: Origin Jabal Wašḥah Arabic Yemen Jabal Yazidi Arabic Yemen, Yemen Jabali Arabic ʾImāla Jabartī, ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān ibn Ḥasan al- Indirect Speech Jabe…
Date: 2018-04-01

J (jumla marwiyya - Juzur al-Qamar)

(206 words)

jumla marwiyya Indirect Speech jumla ṣuġrā Jumla jumla, tamyīz al- Tanāzuʿ jumlat al-istiṯnāʾ Istiṯnāʾ Jun, Jongho Interface Linguistics Junaydī, Bilāl Paronomasia Junaydī, Muḥammad Taʿlīq junction Cohesion, Cohesion junction, morphophonological Ṣila juncture, clausal Serial Verbs juncture, core Serial Verbs juncture, morpheme Weak Verbs juncture, nuclear Serial Verbs Jundī, ʾAḥmad ʿAlam ad-Dīn al- Diphthongs, Hausa, Luġa, Luġa, Luġa Jundī, ʿAlī al- Jinās Jungraithmayr, Hermann Etymology Junker, Wilhelm Creole Arabic Junus, Mahmad Indonesia Junusi, Zainuddin Labai…
Date: 2018-04-01