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Hoyt, Frederick M. L. (2000). Agreement, specificity effects, and phrase structure in rural Palestinian Arabic existential constru.

URL: http://comp.ling.utexas.edu/fmhoyt/Hoyt(00)_MAThesis.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3606&langcode=arb (2020-09-27).


Example #1:

    (29)    a.     qadima /*qadimu l-awld-u
    came3MS/ came3MP the-boysMP-          NOM
    "The boys came."
Example #2:

    b.     al-awld-u,    qadimu
    the-boysMP-NOM came3PM
    "The boys, they came."
Example #3:

    c.     xarazat/xaraza /*xarazana al-bint-u   wa-umm-u-ha
    left3FS /left3MS / left3FP the-girlFS-NOM and-motherFS-NOM-CLFS
    "The girl and her mother left." (MSA)
Example #4:

    (30)    a.     ym min il-iyym rawwau         l-azzye
    day from the-days returned3MP the-raidersMP
    "One day, the raiders returned home." (38.12)
Example #5:

    d.     u-hi    kfi de hank nafad           arb fin ifdwi
    and-she sitPARTFS there appeared3MS forty partisanMP
    "And while she was sitting there, forty partisans appeared."
Example #6:

    e.     ym min il-iyym lafa         fial-h      iyf
    day from the-days happened3MS upon-CL3MS guests MP
    "One day guests happened upon him." (49.1)
Example #7:

    ax--ha            l-akbar-i       l-ams
    brother-GEN-CL3FS the-olderMS-GEN yesterday
Example #8:

    (12)   a.     riwyat-an allafat Zaynab-u     (l qasdat-an)
    novel-ACC  wrote3FS ZaynabFS-NOM not poem-ACC
    "it was a NOVEL that Zeinab wrote (not a poem)."
Example #9:

    b.     Zaynab-un allafat l-qasdat-a l Layl
    ZaynabFS -NOM wrote3FS the-poem-ACC , not Layla
    "ZEINAB wrote the poem, not Layla."
Example #10:

    c.     Layl-an waalata Zaynab-un l nahr-an
    night-ACC arrived 3FS Zaynab-NOM not day-ACC
    "It was AT NIGHT that Zeinab arrived, not during the day."
Example #11:

    (13)   a.     anantu anna-hu kitb-an qaraat Zaynab
    believed1S that- CL3MS book- ACC read 3FS Zaynab
    "I believe that it was A BOOK that Zeinab read."
Example #12:

    b.     yabd anna-hu qasdat-an alq           Zayd
    seems3MS that- CL3MS poem-ACC read3MS Zayd
    "It seems that it is A POEM that Zeid read."
Example #13:

    (37)   a.    al-xams-u qurin
    the-five-NOM villages-   GEN
    "the five villages"
Example #14:

    b.    a-alat-u ril-in
    the-three-NOM men- GEN
    "the three men"
Example #15:

    c.    a-al-u mi at-i       d nr-in
    the-three-NOM hundred-GEN dinars-GEN
    "the three hundred dinars" (MSA: Wright 1875, v.II: 264)
Example #16:

    d.    hihi -al-u       uuf-in
    theseFS the-three-NOM newspapers-GEN
    "these three newspapers" (MSA: Fassi Fehri 1998: 36)