The Phonological Structure of the Verbal Roots in Arabic and Hebrew
This book contains an investigation of the co-occurrence between the consonants in the triliteral and quadriliteral verbal roots of Arabic and Hebrew. The consonants are grouped on the basis of Manner or of Place. Both co-occurrence restrictions and co-occurrence preferences of consonants and of consonant groups are described in detail. The statistical test for pronomial proportions is used in order to determine the statistical significance of the results. These results are compared to those of earlier work by other authors on this subject. The findings are explained within the framework of generative phonology. The methods used are described in detail and the book contains a wealth of tabulated material which can be of great use to other investigators.
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The verbal roots of Arabic and Hebrew
Earlier work on cooccurrence restrictions
Methodology used in this study
Cooccurrence preferences for verbal roots
Cooccurrence restrictions and cooccurrence
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adjacent positions Arabic and Hebrew arbitrary consonants basis of Manner basis of Place BH and HEB BH HEB binyanim C2 and C3 Cl and C2 CM CM co-occurrence preferences co-occurrence relationships co-occurrence restrictions combinatory constraints consonant groups classified consonant pairs coronal fricatives coronal obstruents coronal sonorants coronal stops etymons expected frequencies followed by coronal followed by voiced fricatives in C2 g g g glides group in Cl gutturals in C2 labial or coronal larger sets laryngeals McCarthy Mediae Geminatae Modern Standard Arabic na li nasals nonadjacent positions number of roots observed frequencies occur pairs of consonants patterns which contain patterns with three pharyngeals pharyngeals/laryngeals phonemes phonological preferred root patterns Prunet quadriliterals root patterns classified root positions Cl Semitic languages specified root positions stop q stops in C2 Table three root positions three specified positions uvular fricatives uvular stop velars voiced fricatives voiceless fricatives voiceless stops