Ivrit
(1,860 words)

The penetration of Arabic loanwords into Modern Hebrew (Ivrit) is vast. Some of these loanwords derive from fuṣḥā (Literary Arabic), some from the dialects, especially the Palestinian dialects, and a rare few from the Jewish Arabic dialects of other regions. All layers of Israeli society, including the media and modern literature and poetry, rich and poor, Jews of Ashkenazi or Sephardi origin, use Arabic loanwords in their speech. There seems to be no geographical connection with the degree of usage of Arabic lo…

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Aharon Geva-Kleinberger, “Ivrit”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_vol2_0039>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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