|Title||Наблюдения върху българския и арабския вокализъм.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1981|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The aim of the present article is to outline the basic differences between the Bulgarian and Arabic vowel systems. A preliminary brief contrastive analysis of the consonant systems is also made. Primary attention is given to the quantitative-qualitative opposition between the Arabic short vowels [ĭ], [ă], [ŭ] and their corresponding long vowels [ī], [ā], [ū] which is a characteristic feature of Arabic vocalism and differentiates it from Bulgarian. The Arabic vowels are considered in terms of their distribution. Some departures from the accepted norm, made by Arab students who study Bulgarian, are also pointed out.