A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Andalusi Arabic by University of Zaragoza

By University of Zaragoza

Outfitted at the scarce, yet no longer insignificant surviving fabrics of Andalusi Arabic, this paintings offers a synchronic descriptive survey as whole as attainable of its easy grammar and lexicon, plus a few diachronic comparative comments, permitting the reader to acquire a close to exact photograph of this subject-matter.

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Yráda = iráda or morád = murád “desire”, harrác˙ = harrát “ploughman”, etc. 11. 1 Rhotacism of AA /l/ is common place in Rm. , Cs. argolla, Pt. and Gl. argola “ring”, from AA algúlla, ˙ Cs. , Gibraltar, from gˇ íb(a)l táriq “Tariq’s ˙ ˙ mountain”), on account of assimilations, dissimilations and other occurrences taking place in the course of adoption of Arabic items by Rm. ears. , in VA ›har/laz¯unah‹ “snail”, ›hir/lh¯al‹ “bracelet”, ›rutayrah‹ “spider”, from {rtl}, ˙ ¯ ¯ Alc. karínja “heath”, for SA halanˇgah, and the very frequent arcá “he put” ˙ ¯ from {lqy}, also witnessed by VA and AC.

GL ›lawlu" ah‹ and Ml. 1). , in Cs. and Pt. almez “honey-barry”, from SA mays, vs. Cs. alcaide, Ct. alcayd/t “governor”, from SA alq¯a" id, or Pt. aceifa “harvest”, from SA ass¯a" ifah. , VA ›hayt‹ “wall”, ˙ ˙ › #aylah‹ “family” and ›taws‹ “peacock” for SA h¯a" it, #a¯ " ilah and ›t¯a" u¯ s‹, IQ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ›ˇgid‹ for SA gˇ ayyid “good”, Z 511 ›midatuh‹ “his table”, for SA m¯a" idah and, in Rm. transcriptions, Old Ct. algueber “runaway owner”, from SA alg¯ ˙ a" ib “absent”, with a Rm. agentive suffix {+áyr}, Pt alcoveto “procurer”, from AA alqawwád, and Cs.

SA lub¯an, t¯um and s¯uf, and the Old Cs. ¯ ˙ ¯ ˙ loanword alaules “pearls” vs. SA lu" lu" ah, cf. GL ›lawlu" ah‹ and Ml. 1). , in Cs. and Pt. almez “honey-barry”, from SA mays, vs. Cs. alcaide, Ct. alcayd/t “governor”, from SA alq¯a" id, or Pt. aceifa “harvest”, from SA ass¯a" ifah. , VA ›hayt‹ “wall”, ˙ ˙ › #aylah‹ “family” and ›taws‹ “peacock” for SA h¯a" it, #a¯ " ilah and ›t¯a" u¯ s‹, IQ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ›ˇgid‹ for SA gˇ ayyid “good”, Z 511 ›midatuh‹ “his table”, for SA m¯a" idah and, in Rm. transcriptions, Old Ct.

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