Personal Pronoun (Standard Arabic)
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Pronouns in Arabic exhibit the usual three persons: 1st person or speaker(s), 2nd person or addressee(s), and 3rd person or the subject of discourse, i.e. the person(s) or thing(s) spoken about. In Arabic, the 1st person has only two number forms, a singular and a nonsingular (i.e. dual and plural), and does not distinguish gender. The other persons all distinguish three numbers, singular, dual,…

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David L. Appleyard, “Personal Pronoun (Standard Arabic)”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 January 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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