In shart, jawab al-shart : nella tradizione grammaticale araba e nelle grammatiche europee dell’arabo classico: note per un’interpretazione del sistema verbale della lingua araba
Giolfo, Manuela E.B.
Kervan - International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies - http://www.kervan.unito.it
Universities of Turin and Enna
Basing on two articles which were published in this journal a few years ago (Giolfo 2005 e 2006), the present article deepens the discussion about classical Arabic conditional structures as treated by the Arab and the Arabic grammatical traditions. By further analysing the divergences between the two traditions as regards the hierarchy of conditional particles, the concept of conditional sentence; the correlation between conditional structures and perfect/imperfect tenses, the paper suggests the possibility of the interpretation of the apocopate verbal form in the conditional context in terms of uncertainty, and paves the path to considerations which could shed new light on the interpretation of the verbal system as a whole.
July 2010 ed., Issue 12, pp. 31 - 63
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