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Abdelkader Fassi Fehri (2003). Arabic Perfect and temporal adverbs.

URL: http://vivaldi.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de:16080/~monika/publikationen/downloads/Buecher/PerfektVolume/fassi.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3607&langcode=arb (2020-09-27).


Example #1:

    (2)    katab-a r-risaalat-a.
    wrote-3 the-letter-acc
    `He wrote the letter.'
Example #2:

    (3)    y-aktub-u       r-risaalat-a.
    3-write-indic the-letter-acc
    `He is writing the letter.'
Example #3:

    (4)   kaan-a katab-a r-risaalat-a.
    was-3   wrote-3 the-letter-acc
    `He had written the letter.'
Example #4:

    (5)   kaan-a y-aktub-u         r-risaalat-a.
    was-3   3-write-indic the-letter-acc
    `He was writing the letter.'
Example #5:

    (6)   jaraa.
    `He has run.'
Example #6:

    (14) ! anhaa r-risaalat-a.
    finished the-letter-acc
    `He finished the letter.'
Example #7:

    (15) kaana y-unhii r-risaalat-a.
    was     3-finish the-letter-acc
    `He was finishing the letter.'
Example #8:

    (20) jaraa.
    `He ran.'
Example #9:

    (21) kaana r-rajul-u        y-ajrii.
    was     the-man-nom 3-run
    `The man was running.'
Example #10:

    (44) *qad     r-rajul-u  musaafir-un.
    may      the-man    travelling
    Intended to mean: `The man may be traveling.'
Example #11:

    `I will have finished the letter tomorrow at four.'
Example #12:

    (49) ! anhaa r-risaalat-a      (! amsi, l-! aan-a) fii     r-raabicat-i.
    finished the-letter-acc (yesterday, now)       at     the-four-gen
    `He (has) finished the letter (yesterday, now) at four.'
Example #13:

    xams-a saacaat-in.
    five   hours
    `Yesterday, the man was sitting, sad for five hours.'
Example #14:

    (78) nacam w a s%al-a.
    yes      arrived-3
    `Yes, he has arrived.'