Pausal Forms
(4,478 words)

1. Introduction

A pausal form is the form a word has at the end of a sentence or major phrase or before a pause or stop in the speech flow (waqf), if that is different from the form it takes in the beginning or middle of a phrase. In Classical and Modern Standard Arabic, most words have different pausal and medial forms. Phonetic pausal p…

Cite this page
Robert D. Hoberman, “Pausal Forms”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0251>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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