The Phonetic presumption in Arabic grammar


  • Heba F. Fadel
  • Mohammed B. Hassan



Language consists of several levels, phonetic, morphological, grammatical and semantic, and each complements the other; there is no need for one level without another, and the research sheds light on the grammatical phonemic interaction and reveals the importance of the sound in directing some grammatical issues. The researchers believe that the phonemic assumption is present in certain places in grammar, especially when the grammarian resorts to imposing sounds in explaining some cases when they do not exist. As they imagined the existence of (u) in the case of the noun, the accusative, and the preposition, as well as their estimation of the movements in the noun connected to the speaking ya’, and that this is an assumption that does not exist in reality, but the results may be correctly compared to the assumption itself. It is not in conformity with the reasonable reality. Perhaps the assumption was to get out of embarrassment when some places were abnormal from the rule, and the grammarians were aware that some phonetic assumptions did not match the linguistic reality. Because they set their rules for the most, and they justified what was abnormal about this abundance with explanations that were perhaps not convincing and inconsistent with the phonetic reality, especially in the modern perspective, and this is not surprising because the grammarian was forced to direct the abnormal grammatical phenomenon.




How to Cite

Heba F. Fadel, & Mohammed B. Hassan. (2023). The Phonetic presumption in Arabic grammar . Migration Letters, 20(S7), 305–315.