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By Mena Lafkioui

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The amount offers the cutting-edge in learn on African types of Arabic. prime students from around the globe deal with issues facing language touch, the improvement of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, synchronic language version and diachronic language reconstruction.

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67 nazal-ta > nasal-ta ‘I got down’). ), certain speakers tend to realize the voiced palatal stop dʒ as a palatal glide y [j] in the proximity of central vowels. 3c) As already mentioned, Korongo and Logorí speakers have been historically exposed to the Arabic dialect spoken by Baggara nomads in rural areas of the Nuba Mountains. 4c display typical features of Baggara Arabic such as the feminine marker -e after front vowels (ex. M bound person pronoun (ex. ). 4c) Considering the morphosyntax of Arabic as a non-native language, it should be stated that, differently from Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, it largely preserved two series of personal pronouns (independent and bound), personal indexes on the verbs, as well as internal plural patterns.

Nu. 5c) Native and non-native varieties of Arabic in Kadugli 43 Similarly to the vehicular variety of Arabic spoken in Eritrea (SimeoneSenelle 1999: 173), all non-native speakers of Arabic in Kadugli tend to generalize the use of the 1PL bound pronoun also for the 1SG person (ex. 1c) In the same manner, the 1SG person marker of the imperfective often coalesces with the 1PL person (ex. 75 na-ganni ‘I sing’; ex. 76 na-mʃi ‘I go’; ex. 1c) lē=k ? 3c) Independently of their ethnolinguistic background, late urbanized nonnative speakers of Arabic tend to elide the personal indexes of both 3SG and 3PL persons in the prefixed conjugation of three consonantal verbs (ex.

First of all, as in a typical interethnic medium, the native language of the speakers plays an important role in shaping the phonology of Arabic as a vehicular language. e. Korongo and Miri (Nilo-Saharan, Kadu), Logorí (Nilo-Saharan, Daju), Fulfulde (Niger-Congo, Fula). Secondly, individual variation in non-native Arabic can also be due to different degrees of proficiency. For instance, Nuba speakers who resided in Kadugli for a long time, and who have been thus persistently in contact with a majority of native speakers of Arabic, are less subject to phonological variation and morphological simplification than other non-native speakers.

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