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Title: La terminazione -at nella teoria della qāfiya di Shams-i Qays
Authors: Pellò, Stefano
Keywords: Shams-i Qays
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: This paper deals with the theory of the medieval Persian prosodist Shams-i Qays about the ending-at of the Arabic tā marbūṭa loan-words in Persian qāfiya. The tā marbūṭa loanwords are very frequent in Persian: according to recent studies, they represent more than seven per cent of Persian vacabulary ; on the other side, Persian words ending in -at are extrenmely rare. Shams-i Qays is so forced to build up a mixed system to include these foreign words with a non-radical ending in his theory of qāfiya, in which the last letter (rawī) of the words that rhyme must be radical. The theory is then compared with a sample of poetic texts.
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