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Sawfa sa-yafʿalu et sawfa faʿala en arabe écrit contemporain

Abstract : Written contemporary Arabic is often perceived as only the lexically modernized form of classical Arabic. However, significant examples of syntactic evolutions are not lacking (conditional systems, sawfa lā, sawfa lan, etc.) To show the evolution of written contemporary Arabic, mainly within the Arabic newspapers, this article will look at two cases of new constructions, even impossible and faulty with respect to the canons of the classical language. It is the combinations in sawfa when it is anteposed as well to sa-yafʿalu, therefore already a future form, as to faʿala, so a past while sawfa is a marker of future intervening only in front of a muḍāriʿ. These evolutions, perceived by the followers of a frozen Arabic language and other deaf and blind ayatollahs of the language as only faults, are nevertheless meaningful.
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Manuel Sartori. Sawfa sa-yafʿalu et sawfa faʿala en arabe écrit contemporain. Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam (JSAI), 2020, 47. ⟨hal-02919469⟩



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