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Title: Major phonological processes in Sancani Arabic
Authors: Qafisheh, Hamdi A.
Keywords: Phonological
تاريخ النشر: 1993
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: J. King Saud University, Arts: 5(1); 39-53
Abstract: Major phonological processes in Sancani Arabic (SA) include epenthesis, assimilation, geminate devoicing, pausal diphthongization, pausal glottalization, imiilah, and pharyngealization. The helping vowel/il is inserted after the first of three consonants or between word boundaries. If the article prefix /'all is used with a second noun, the glottal stop of the article prefix is dropped, and thus no helping vowel is used. The helping vowell/i/ is also used between two words, the first of which ends with a two-consonant cluster and the second begins with a two-consonant cluster. Assimilation includes both progressive assimilation and regressive assimilation. The former is rare in SA. Geminate devoicing operates on the voiced stops /b/, /d/, Igl and the affricate /j/. Pausal dipthongization operates on forms ending with /-if or /-ul and changes them into the dipthongs /-iy/ ~ /-ey/ and /-uw/ ~ /-ow/, respectively. Pausal glottalization occurs in two cases: (I) After words with final/-a/ and (2) after a vowel preceded and followed by a consonant at the end of a word.Imiilah occurs in a word final sequence /-e'/ or /-a/, especially in personal proper names. Its use is optional in SA.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/565
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