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Published on 01.11.2017 http://manas.bg/en/issue_5/general-regularities-phonetic-transformations-arabic-lexic-borrowings-contemporary-turkish-language-practical-research

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Shakir, Aziz Nazmi. General Regularities Of Phonetic Transformations In Arabic Lexic Borrowings In The Contemporary Turkish Language (Practical Research). – In: Manas: East–West: Languages, Cultures, Societies, Vol. 3, 1, 2017.

2017 / Volume 3 / Issue number 1 : East–West: Languages, Cultures, Societies

General Regularities Of Phonetic Transformations In Arabic Lexic Borrowings In The Contemporary Turkish Language (Practical Research)

Aziz Nazmi Shakir

Summary

While studying Arabic, students whose mother-tongue is Turkish have difficulties recognizing the "original forms" of Arabic borrowings, which they otherwise use in their daily speech. Moreover, we observe this phenomenon with lexemes in which the phonetic transformations are fully regular and thus predictable. It can be concluded that with a minimal set of instructions on how these transformations occur, students will be able to automate the process of the above-mentioned "recognition" in their minds. The main mechanisms governing the phonetic transformations of the Arabic lexical borrowings in Turkish are summarized in two tables, one for vowel transformations, and another for consonant phonemes.

Keywords: Arabic-Turkish, lexemes, phonetic transformations, regularities, vocal/consonant phonemes

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