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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology. (Semitiska språk)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1677-1945
2015 (English)In: Arabic and Semitic Linguistics Contextualized: A Festschrift for Jan Retsö / [ed] Lutz Edzard, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015, 554-568 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The present article deals with seven illustrative case studies in order to demonstrate which criteria one has to follow in studying a category of Arabic borrowings in Ṣūrayt/Ṭūrōyo. Arabic borrowings derived from Arabic cognate roots in a Semitic context are of two categories, namely those with phonological correspondences and those without such correspondences. In the former case, the phonological shape of a root is the most important criterion to take into consideration, while in the latter case the emphasis of analysis is on the form, the meaning, and the bǝġaḏkǝfaṯ-issue. The article deals with the latter group of cognates, showing that non-assimilated borrowings are relatively easy to identify, while the assimilated borrowings of this kind offer difficulties on several levels, especially when an Aramaic/Syriac and Arabic cognate root has the same meaning.

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Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015. 554-568 p.
Keyword [en]
Arabic, Ṣūrayt/Ṭūrōyo, Borrowings, Etymology, bǝġaḏkǝfaṯ, Phonology
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
Research subject
Semitic Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269347ISBN: 9783447104227OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269347DiVA: diva2:882831
Available from: 2015-12-15 Created: 2015-12-15 Last updated: 2015-12-15

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