Be and Equational Sentences in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic by Mohamed Sami Anwar

By Mohamed Sami Anwar

The amount makes an attempt to house equational sentences in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and their distant constitution. during this particular monograph Mohamed Sami Anwar oes to teach that equational sentences in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic are derived from underlying sentences that experience transitive or intransitive verbs and that the verb be in its overt shape is barely a demanding marker. The bankruptcy following the creation offers with the equational sentences functioning as conveyers of stative principles. The 3rd bankruptcy offers with the verb be in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and the way it features basically as a stressful marker. The fourth bankruptcy is an research of decision as regards the topic and why from time to time the predicate, on the floor constitution, has to ensue sooner than the topic. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with the predicate slot and its different types of fillers, and analyzes additionally the distant constitution of the equational sentences to interpret the phenomenon of the presence and shortage of contract in quantity and gender among the topic and the predicate.

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Ilʕirā? asya. ' (24) ? ilʕirā? asya. ' (25) ? ilʕirā? asya; nafs ilʕirā? amrīka. ' Another problem with the definite article used with proper nouns is that it obeys the rules of possession construction formation in ECA. Possession constructions 52 THE VERB "BE" IN EGYPTIAN COLLOQUIAL ARABIC may have the following surface structure: The noun to the left is the thing possessed and it has to be indefinite. The NP to the right is the possessor. For example, I can say: (27) kitāb ilwalad. a book the boy.

Iddawa nāfiʕ. the medicine helpful. ișșāḥib ḍarūri ʕ1 kull ḥāi. 2 The above sentences (8) - (12) show that Postal's use of transformations that copy to the determiner the rele­ vant features of the noun specified as seem to be redundant when applied to ECA. This is because the added features do not affect the choice of the definite determiner as there is only one article and because this article has the feature [+ Attach] as it is a prefix. However, it is necessary to add the feature [± Anaphoric] to the definite article as this feature seems to be nonredundant.

A 'is' are used only if there is embedding of one or more equational sentences as in: (94) huwwa ʕāwiz yukūn mudarris. he wanting be a teacher. a hina. I wish that he be here. a mabșūț lamma huwwa yibPa mudarris. I be happy when he be a teacher. 'I will be happy when he becomes a teacher. ' It is worth noting here that in some of these sentences a full verb can be used instead of the verb be . a in sentence yitxarrag (96), the full verbs yištagal 'to graduate', yitwaẓẓaf 'become' 'to work', 'to be employed (as)' can be used.

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