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ERIC Number: EJ1128189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
On the Phonetic Consonance in Quranic Verses-Final "Fawa?il"
Aldubai, Nadhim Abdulamalek
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v6 n3 p61-76 Jun 2015
The present research aims to discuss the phonological patterns in Quranic verse-final pauses ("fawa?il") in order to provide an insight into the phonetic network governing the symmetrical and the asymmetrical pauses ("fawa?il") in terms of concordance ("al-nasaq al-?awti"). The data are collected from different parts of the Quran and are investigated with focus on three major phonetic criteria: the phonetic features of the "fawa?il", the "fa?ilah" shift from the surrounding "fawa?il", and the semantically-oriented sounds. The discussion concludes that the Quranic "fawa?il" are either completely symmetrical in the fa?ilah-final syllables, semi-symmetrical in the fa?ilah final syllables. It also reveals that some "fawa?il" share the same foot ("taf'ilah") and rhythm ("al-iqa'"), while others have different foot and rhythm, but they are similar in some sounds. Other "fawa?il" are similar in the foot but different in sounds, while others are similar in the last two sounds. The last category is when the Surah ends with a different "fa?ilah" from all the previous "fawa?il". The analysis also reveals that the "fawa?il" are semantically-oriented in the sense that they are not only concerned with ornamentation and undulation of the sounds but they also convey deep meanings which move the hearer to listen carefully and to abide by the Quranic teachings.
Descriptors: Phonetics, Semantics, Language Rhythm, Syllables, Phonology, Language Patterns, Islam, Religious Education, Semitic Languages, Discourse Analysis
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