African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology by Mena Lafkioui

By Mena Lafkioui

The amount offers the state-of-the-art in examine on African different types of Arabic. best students from world wide tackle themes facing language touch, the improvement of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, synchronic language version and diachronic language reconstruction.

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In truth, the emerging urban dialect of Kadugli is characterized by few phonological traits when compared to the Sudanese koiné. However, these phonological characteristics are more and more subjected to levelling towards the prestigious norm of Sudan. This native variety of Arabic is not geographically restricted, being virtually spoken in the whole urban area of Kadugli. − Baggara Arabic: applying the designation ‘Baggara’ to this variety, I point to its inclusion into the dialect type spoken by Arab cattleherders scattered in a large area running from Lake Chad to the Blue Nile (the so called Baggara Belt).

53 ȥarabi > ʔarabi ‘Arabic’) or it can be elided in middle and final position (ex. 51, Native and non-native varieties of Arabic in Kadugli 39 bitāȥ > bitá ‘of’; ex. 52, gaȥd-na > gáad-na ‘we sat down’, maȥ > ma ‘with’; ex. 53 gāȥid > gāid ‘sitting’). 5c) It should be stressed that the tendency to drop pharyngeal consonants has been equally observed in other non-native varieties of Arabic spoken in Sudan (Miller and Abu Manga 1992: 78; Abu Manga 2006: 255) and in Chad (Jullien de Pommerol 1997: 125).

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. Among Nuba speakers the 1PL independent personal pronoun is nīna. 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.

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