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By Mena Lafkioui

The quantity offers the cutting-edge in learn on African kinds of Arabic. prime students from all over the world tackle issues facing language touch, the improvement of Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, synchronic language version and diachronic language reconstruction.

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44 ta-mʃi ‘you go’). 5b) (44) ta-mʃi wala ta-dʒi ? 4b) As a final remark, the Baggara dialect of Kordofan is characterized by the co-occurrence of two etymologically unrelated possessive markers. F hīl, PL hilēl), which is instead found in Bedouin dialects of eastern Sudan (Reichmuth 1983: 111– 112). agg (ex. aggi=na ‘our’) but they have not yet integrated the Egyptian bitāȥ. 3. Non-native Arabic in Kadugli Non-native varieties of Arabic used as a vehicular means of communication have been attested in several African countries.

3c) As regards the voiceless velar fricative x, it can be realized either as a laryngeal fricative [h] (ex. 57 xallē-t=a > hallē-t=a ‘I let it’; ex. 57 xalāF > kalās ‘definitively’). 4c), given that in Daju languages x is a phonemic segment (Thelwall 1981: 45; Manfredi Fc-c). 3c) The voiced velar fricative M, on its part, can be realized as a voiced velar plosive [g] (ex. 59 Māba > gāba ‘forest’), as a voiceless velar plosive [k] (ex. 60 na-zaMrat > na-sakrat ‘we cry aloud’), or as voiceless velar fricative [x] among Logorí speakers (ex.

Ur- Native and non-native varieties of Arabic in Kadugli 35 banized Baggara, for their part, increasingly adopt the personal index -ta as found in the Sudanese prestigious norm (ex. 38 akal-ta ‘I ate’). 2b) As shown in table (7), the Baggara dialect of Kordofan presents a mixed prefixed paradigm in which a- and n- co-occur in marking the 1SG person and n- marks plural in optional combination with the plural suffix -u. However, at the present time, the majority of urbanized Baggara speakers adopted the urban opposition a- 1SG (ex.

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