The researcher is very grateful to the Research Center in the Faculty of Arts and Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University for funding this research.
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PrWd stands for Prosodic Word and F stands for Foot.
Based on stress parameters in QA, according to Al Motairi (2015), the final CVC is light since it is unstressed and its coda is assigned as extrametrical, that is, weightless. Pointy brackets (< >) stand for extrametricality.
Youssef (2013) describes the urban-Bedouin dichotomy as dialects spoken in southern Iraq (including Baghdad), the desert regions of Jordan and Syria, central and eastern Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states.
This type of assimilation is attested to in other varieties of Arabic: Standard Arabic (Kenstowicz 1994, 52), San'ani and Cairene Arabic (Watson 2002, 217), Palestinian Arabic (Abu-Salim 1980, 9), Mesrata Libyan Arabic (Elramli 2012, 61), and so on.
Al Motairi (2015) states that final syllables of the forms CVVC and CVCC are stressed and are treated as heavy syllables due to the assignment of the peripheral consonant on the right edge as extrasyllabic, that is, a degenerate syllable.
Watson (2007) notes that final consonant clusters behave differently from word-final geminates; hence, the members of word-final geminates are linked to one mora while the word-final consonant found in the CVCC syllable in some modern Arabic dialects is extrasyllabic to avoid trimoraic syllables. Likewise, the word-final consonant in CVVC in some modern Arabic dialects is extrasyllabic for the same reason.
Initial geminates may result from definite article assimilation in QA as well as t-assimilation. The analysis in this study is restricted to the latter.
Watson (2002) states that hollow verbs are those with medial glides of their roots. For example, nām ‘he slept’ is derived from nawm ‘sleep (noun)’ and bāʕ ‘he sold’ is derived from bejʕ ‘sale’.
The sad emoticon, i.e. ☹, represents the wrong output that has been chosen as optimal.