By Mena Lafkioui
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3b) In Baggara Arabic verbal roots with C3=y elide the final vowel in the prefixed conjugation (ex. 43 a-miʃ ‘go’) but, like in Kadugli Arabic, this west- 36 Stefano Manfredi ern Sudanic morphological trait is affected by dialect levelling towards the Sudanese urban koiné (ex. 44 ta-mʃi ‘you go’). 5b) (44) ta-mʃi wala ta-dʒi ? 4b) As a final remark, the Baggara dialect of Kordofan is characterized by the co-occurrence of two etymologically unrelated possessive markers. F hīl, PL hilēl), which is instead found in Bedouin dialects of eastern Sudan (Reichmuth 1983: 111– 112).
Although it is true that a certain amount of morphological generalization is the rule, differently from Arabic-based pidgins and creoles, verbal inflection and derivation are largely preserved. Likewise, non-native Arabic generally retains two series of personal pronouns (independent and bound), and a certain amount of Arabic plural patterns. The study on non-native varieties of Arabic gives evidence of the direct relation between the different socio-economic contexts of language contact and their linguistic outcomes.
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African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology by Mena Lafkioui