International Journal of Language & Linguistics

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

Phonological Aspects of Jizani Arabic
Sami Hamdi

There are salient features that distinguish Jizani Arabic such as the deletion and neutralization of particular sounds. Some sounds are specified with others occurring as parts of affixes. The processes of deletion and neutralization of sounds can be explained from morphological and morphosyntacticperspectives whose influence rearranges the pronunciation and effects phonological aspects. We studied Jizani Arabic and identified the most important phonological processes in terms of glottal stop deletion, /m/ neutralization in suffix final position, and /m/ insertion in the definite article. These processes are predictable and are thought to be motivated by frequency of usage among speakers.

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