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2005 | 70 | 1-2 | 38-51
Article title

PROPOSAL FOR THE TRANSCRIPTION OF ARABIC WORDS INTO SLOVAK

Title variants
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
Especially in the recent years, a considerable number of foreign words has emerged in the Slovak media and literature, among them many originating in languages using other than Latin-based scripts. These words often appear in variable shapes, apparently without any consistency. The article tackles the chaos existing in the transcription of Arabic words for the Slovak media and popularisation texts and suggests a set of rules for this purpose, trying to preserve the maximum of the original language phonology and, at the same time, to make the resulting form as simple as possible, either for printing or for reading. To avoid ambiguities arising from the use of grapheme clusters such as 'th', the proposed rules sacrifice a limited number of phonemes, viz. the Arabic underscored t and d, which graphically merge into t and d respectively. Similar is the fate of the so-called emphatic consonants, usually transliterated with 'dotted' characters. The article puts a special emphasis on preserving the phonological quality and quantity of Arabic vowels, both of which can be easily rendered in the written Slovak language. The same holds true for the quantity of Arabic consonants, if present. Attached to the article is a list of the most frequent Arabic proper names occuring in the field of politics.
Year
Volume
70
Issue
1-2
Pages
38-51
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • E. Khidayer, no address given, contact the journal editor
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
06SKAAAA00842026
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.82faa402-4843-3b82-bac4-535f107b5335
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