International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Behavior of Noon Saakinah and Tanween in Qur'anic Recitation: In the Light of Generative Phonology
Hamid Ibrahim Al-Shishtawi

The present study attempts to apply the rules of the generative phonological theory to the rules of the phonological system of the Qur'anic phonology(science of Tajweed).It focuses on the behavior of the Noon Sakinah and Tanween in the light of generative phonological theory. To do so the paper attempts to generate generative phonological rules for the Qur'anic phonological rules of the Noon Sakinah as a written letter or as a Tanween on the final position of a word. Chomsky's and Halle's generative rules were followed to formulate the rules. Since the paper is related to the phonological rules of the Holy Quran, the data were examples quoted from the Holy Quran .The paper concluded that the generative phonological rules apply to the Quranic phonological rules, but in the case of concealment it is applied partially due to the nature of this rule, its neither assimilation nor complete change and easier than clear pronouncing

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