Dialect, Culture, and Society in Eastern Arabia: Glossary
"Dialect, Culture, and Society in Eastern Arabia" is a three-volume study of the Arabic dialects spoken in Bahrain by its older generation, and of the socio-cultural factors which produced them. The material on which the study is based consists of hundreds of hours of transcribed conversations gathered in the mid-1970s. All major social variables are covered in the speaker sample. Volume I, "Glossary," lists all the words, with extensive contextual exemplification, which occur in the complete set of texts. Volume II will present these complete texts, and an annotated and translated selection, together with an introduction on the origins of the eastern Arabian vocabulary, and cross references to previous works on the dialects of the area and to the Classical lexica. Volume III is a detailed study of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the dialects.
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Abbreviations and Conventions
al-ḥin alēh alēha allah Arabic awwal ba'ad Bahrain bass become boat bring captain cause čidi clothes coll comes cover crop dates dialects diver don't EADS farm father fish girl give GLOS ground hāda hādi hair hand HANZ head idem illa illi inta keep land leave lēn live look māl married meaning never night old days Origin pass pearling Pers Persian person pl āt plant poet pull QAF(II rice s'one stay stop tell there's things took turn vi vn villages vt vn wāḥid wēš wi lā woman women ya'ni