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A brief history of Arabic
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a-set aCCaC action active participle adjectival adjective adverbial Arab World arabi:ya Arabia areas augmented patterns Badawi Baghdad Bahraini base-set Bedouin broken plural Cairene Cairo calqued century CLA/MSA Classical consonants context contrast Damascene decreolisation denoting derived described developed dialectal Arabic dialects distinction educated Egypt Egyptian elements English example feminine function fusha gender grammatical Gulf ha:da inflection Iraq Islamic ka:n ka:na Koran language lexical linguistic literary literary Arabic main clause main verb marked masculine meaning modern mood morphological negative normally noun phrase occur p-stem verb particle passive phonological plural poetry political pre-pause prefix preposition proclitic pronoun quadriliterals realised result root semantic sentences short vowels speakers speech spoken Arabic stem structure style stylistic suffix SVCOMP syllable syntactic syntax Syria translation types u-set variation varieties of Arabic verbal noun VSCOMP word order writing written Arabic