Yusuf B Gursey
2015-01-18 02:27:26 UTC
Basically it confirms the internal Arabic etymology of alla:h from al-'ila:=
h and opens up the possiblity that Syriac alla:ha: may have been influenced=
The article does not tackle the question of the velar or emphatic l in alla=
Earlier I had said that my theory is that the emphatic l came from the glot=
tal stop of 'ila:h. In my view the vowel of 'ila:h was elided first: al-'il=
a:h > al'la:h , and the resultant glottalized l was simplified into a velar=
or emphatic l , > aLLa:h .
Prof. Francois de Blois kindly came up with the analogous example from Egyp=
tian Arabic (Cairo)=20
<< Classical thala:atha 3ashara > Cairene talaTa:=C5=A1, with irregular san=
dhi t (from Classical th) > T (emphatic) >> "13"
The `Ayn merged with ta:' yielding emphatic T.=20