The development of the triphthongs in Quranic and Classical Arabic

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The development of the triphthongs in Quranic and Classical Arabic

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: The development of the triphthongs in Quranic and Classical Arabic
Author: Putten, Marijn van
Start Page: 47
End Page: 74
Publisher: Leiden Center for the Study of Ancient Arabia (LeiCenSAA)
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Quranic Consonantal Text
Old Arabic
Nabataeo-Arabic
Triphthongs
Historical Linguistics
Abstract: The original Proto-Semitic triphthongs have developed in a variety of ways in the history of Arabic. Employing data from Old Arabic and the Quranic Consonantal Text, this paper examines the developments of these triph- thongs in Classical Arabic and the language of the Quran. It describes the development in hollow and defective roots and shows that Quranic Ara- bic developed a new long vowels /ē/ and /ō/ in positions where Classical Arabic merges triphthongs with *ā.
Series/Report no.: Arabian Epigraphic Notes;2017-3
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/47177
 

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