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Equipped at the scarce, yet now not insignificant surviving fabrics of Andalusi Arabic, this paintings presents a synchronic descriptive survey as entire as attainable of its uncomplicated grammar and lexicon, plus a few diachronic comparative feedback, permitting the reader to procure a close to exact photograph of this subject-matter.

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The ultra-correct lapát “priest”, < Cs. el abad). , Alc. lapát “priest” pl. lapápit, cáppa “cloak” pl. quipáp, and cappón “capon” pl. capápin, vs. the less frequent cases of the Rm. loanword cappót “cloak” pl. capípit and the genuine OA zubb “penis” pl. zuppít, presumable witnesses to some diachronic, diastratic or diatopic hesitation, possibly triggered by weakening or faulty reception of phonemic emphasis). 3 The fact that all the emphatic phonemes of Arabic are tense has generated a mental connection with gemination in AA.

Pise ar¯o “bean coction”, after Corriente 1997d: 77, reflected in Eg. Arabic as bis¯ara or bus¯ara, and in Mo. as b¯es¯ara, a dish incidentally to which a mistaken Iranian origin ˙ ˙ I 370. 3. 33 However, there is a variant zabalmedina, and the /b/ is also retained in A çabalaquen, Cs. zabazala, zabazoque and A zabecequia with the same first constituent (see Corriente 2008c: 468). 31 consonantism 11 “opening”, for SA furˇgah; cf. also loanwords like Old Cs. azoraba “giraffe”, for zur¯afah, Old Pt.

Spontaneous interchange of both phonemes, as just another witness to this genetic affinity of AA; however, in some instances, chances are that the /y/ has just been propagated from very common items of a stem originally containing /w/, but having substituted /y/ for it on account of some morphophonemic rules of OA, like Alc. nidáy ~ dayéit = nidayyí ~ dayyáyt “to lighten”, backformed on SA diy¯a" “light” and not ˙ ˙ ˙ directly from {dw" }, nicayám ~ cayámt = niqayyám ~ qayyámt “to get goose ˙ flesh”, backformed on SA qiy¯amah “rising”, and not directly from {qwm}, also likely in the case of ›ˇgay #a¯ n‹ “hungry” and VA ›ˇgayya #‹ next to regular ›ˇgawwa #‹ “to make hungry”, from its pl.

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