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Les notions de takhli' et de ramal en métrique arabe

Abstract : A number of technical words in use in Arabic metrics have more than one meaning, as illustrated by the study of takhlî‘ and ramal. The former has both a technical meaning and an esthetical one, and the analysis of short basît verse-patterns helps us understand the relationship between those different significations. As for ramal, which was to be employed to designate one of the sixteen meters of the classical theory, it seems that it was, at first, the name of a metrical genre, which content remains difficult to define precisely. It can be considered one of the few remnants of an ancient technical vocabulary which was replaced by the classical one. But although the classical theory was as a whole created ex nihilo, it also made use of ancient terms with a new meaning, as it is the case for ramal.
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Bruno Paoli. Les notions de takhli' et de ramal en métrique arabe. Langues et Littératures du Monde Arabe, 2006, pp.1-27. ⟨halshs-00365429⟩

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