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    Default please help me i got stuck with this problem!:(

    I tryed to solve it but i couldn't, so please help me with this issue.

    what are the the prose rules that account for the alternation seen in these
    phrases?
    and
    . What is the underlying representation of the [W] at the end of the word that means
    'fish' in the phrase that means 'Khaled's fish'?

    kit'a:p 'book'

    kit'a:[f] 'fa'thi' 'fathi's book'
    kit'a:p [p] sami':ra 'samira's book'
    kit'a:p [p] ʃari':f 'sharif's book'
    kit'a:p [p] x'a:lid ' khaled's book'
    kit'a:p [p] h'asan 'hassan's book'

    s'amak 'fish'

    s'ama[k] fa'thi ' fathi's fish'
    s'ama[k] sami':ra 'samira's fish'
    s'ama[k] ʃari':f 'sharif 's fish'
    s'ama[x] x'a:lid ' khaled's fish'
    s'ama[k] h'asan 'hassan's fish'

    bit 'daughter'

    bi[t] fa'thi 'fathi's daughter'
    bi[s] sami':ra 'samira's daughter'
    bi[ʃ] ʃari':f 'sharif 's daughter'
    bi[t] x'a:lid ' khaled's daughter'
    bi[t] h'asan 'hassan's daughter'

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    Default Re: please help me i got stuck with this problem!:(

    The voicelss labial stop /p/ becomes a voicelss labial fricative [f] before /f/:
    kit'a:/p/ 'book'
    kit'a:[f] 'fa'thi' 'fathi's book'
    The voiceless velar stop /k/ becomes a voiceless velar fricative [x] before /x/:
    s'ama/k/ 'fish'
    s'ama[x] x'a:lid ' khaled's fish'
    The voiceless alveolar stop /t/ becomes a voiceless alveolar fricative [s] before /s/ and an alveopalatal fricative [ʃ] before /ʃ/.
    bi/t/ 'daughter'
    bi[s] sami':ra 'samira's daughter'
    bi[ʃ] ʃari':f 'sharif 's daughter'
    Rule
    By process of regressive assimilation, voiceless stops /p, k/ and /t/ become voiceless fricatives [f, x] and [s, ʃ] respectively, thereby sharing manner of articulation with a following fricative.

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    Default Re: please help me i got stuck with this problem!:(

    Soup you are a genius. thank yousooooooooo much for helping me out. i was really desperate .you are superrrrrrrrr man.

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