Morphological descriptive analysis of Qatari Arabic nouns.
AuthorAl Easa, Noor Sultan
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Qatari Arabic is a form of the Arabic language It is used by the native speakers of Qatar as a dialect of Arabic. The social structure of the Qatari society is very similar to those of the Arabian Peninsula in origin. traditions. and customs. A dialect can be seen as a group of linguistic criteria which belong to a certain culture or society: and therefore. is used by the members of this society. It exists in the spoken form only since Qataris still use Modem Standard Arabic for writing. As a variant of Arabic. Qatari Arabic is similar to Standard Arabic in many respects: nevertheless. differences in the usage of constituents of grammatical categories do exist. Although the majority of words in Qatari Arabic are found in Modem Standard Arabic, noticeable differences between Qatari Arabic and Modem Standard Arabic are found in the areas of phonology and semantics. The morphological and syntactic differences exist in areas such as verb conjugations. noun pluralization definite / indefinite markers, sentence formation, etc.