7 Answered Questions for the topic phonology
How did the Arabic word "allah" come to have an /lˤ/ ("emphatic l")?
In Modern Standard Arabic, phonemic /lˤ/ (a.k.a. "emphatic l") <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_phonology#ref_6"> only occurs in one native word: *Allah* /ʔalˤˈlˤaːh/. (According... more
how to produce pharyngeal sounds?
i just started self-studying arabic and i'm having trouble producing some of the sounds, specifically ض (ḍad), ظ (ẓa), ص (ṣad) and ط (ṭa). all four are pharyngealized fricatives/plosives and... more
Arabic sin and shin sounds in Classical times?
What sounds did س and ش make in (early) Classical Arabic?I have heard that maybe they were not [s] and [ʃ]. Is that a widely accepted truth? If that's true, what is the evidence for that?
Gulf Arabic vowels allophones?
No matter how much I browse, I cannot find any true researcher's really precise and accurate data on the issue. Actually, I cannot find any Gulf Arabic Phonology compendium, so any help will be... more
How is popular/useful Onset Rime word splitting during initial Phonological Awareness training?
We know that English doesn't have regular orthography and all spelling reforms was failed.I am surprised by learning methodology on reading/spelling with using onset / rime word splitting.From... more
How exactly do the sounds of Arabic "ﻕ" and Georgian "ყ" differ?
The Arabic letter `ﻕ` and the Georgian letter `ყ` are often described as being similar, also they are both transliterated using `q`.> ... the Georgian letter ყ is difficult for most Westerners... more
Contraction "-'dn't" from formal English "would not"?
Can "wouldn't" be reduced to the clitic **-'dn't** when attached to any other pronoun besides *y'all*, such as *she'dn't* or *you'dn't*? (Appearing for example in "*y'all'dn't've*" from formal... more