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Author: Clive Holes

. Life-style differences too are in practice hard to discern among them: no-one any more lives a life of seasonal migrations, and if animal husbandry is practiced, it is now from a permanent village base in the desert or at its edge. this claimed badu/ḥaḍar distinction relates more to issues of

In: Ingham of Arabia
Author: Kees Versteegh

all aspects of modern life” (1978:491). The study of Arabic in order to read Classical Arabic texts was not intended to foster an ideal of individual searching for the truth, but was meant as a guarantee that the student would more easily memorize the texts they studied. Students were expected

In: The Foundations of Arabic Linguistics III
Author: Yasir Suleiman

the subject and the abundance (kathra) of the object,54 the nominative is assigned to the subject and the accusative to the object. This distribution of the case endings in the language is said to be motivated by the need to keep the language balanced and efffective as a medium of communication to

In: In the Shadow of Arabic: The Centrality of Language to Arabic Culture

some time. After he had dwelt with her for some time, the people found themselves living in want, they became poor. 2 ˁó̈mor hay təkíˀi ḥa bər ho əsófər ˁəmɛŕo ídi šək di-ˀáḷḷa tóˁod wa-ṭáhɛr ˁag wa-sfor The man said: “Stay here. I will go on a journey.” She said: “Go, and may the hands of God be

In: Corpus of Soqotri Oral Literature

some time. After he had dwelt with her for some time, the people found themselves living in want, they became poor. 2 ˁó̈mor hay təkíˀi ḥa bər ho əsófər ˁəmɛŕo ídi šək di-ˀáḷḷa tóˁod wa-ṭáhɛr ˁag wa-sfor The man said: “Stay here. I will go on a journey.” She said: “Go, and may the hands of God be

In: Corpus of Soqotri Oral Literature
Author: Amal E. Marogy

will recognize themselves when they read this book. I would like to thank my mother and role model Margriet, and my three sisters Manal, Ghada and Dalia with whom my life has been blessed. I would like to thank Andrew, Mariann, Kathryn, Kristine and Oliver who have been a great inspiration. Last

In: Kitāb Sībawayhi: Syntax and Pragmatics

voluntary. In contrast, his endeavors to declare a Rasūlid khalīfa certainlywere.Wheth- er this proclamation was motivated by an acute awareness of the destabilized political situation as well as a personal desire to support his patron’s stance has to remain open. Regardless of which it is, al

In: Majd al-Dīn al-Fīrūzābādī (1329-1415)
Author: M. Al-Sharkawi

period, and neither have earlier evidence where one phenomenon exists independently from the other. In addition, assuming that the development in question is purposeful means that the language is a living entity with a will of its own. In this case, the language will have to will for the best. In

In: The Ecology of Arabic
Author: Hilary Pomeroy

’s once thriving Jewish communities, a council of rabbis met in Valladolid in 1432 to draw up a series of ordinances designed to regulate Jewish life in the local Jewish quarter. These statutes, known as the Valladolid taqqanot , would prove to be one of the earliest legal documents written in Spanish

In: Jewish Languages in Historical Perspective

educational institution. He made a living for himself as a teacher with assignments at multiple madāris,149 and thereby created a secure financial basis. Furthermore, these assignments certainly prepared him for his position as head of his ownmadāris later in life. In a number of respects, al

In: Majd al-Dīn al-Fīrūzābādī (1329-1415)