A Grammar of the Classical Arabic Language: Translated and Compiled from the Works of the Most Approved Native or Naturalized authorities 4758 pages (4 parts in 7 volumes i.e. 7 books ) by Mortimer Sloper Howell
All Thanks to ALLAH , Howell Arabic Grammar Scanning Project has been Completed Successfully on 29-April-2013 via the efforts of 1 anonymous volunteer ! The present work is the largest grammar ever written, of the classical Arabic language (in English). The work is not simply a reconstructed descriptive grammar by a European specialist, but is an exposition of some of the best grammatical works in Arabic by native authorities. Many unique features of Arabic have been scientifically and systematically analysed with examples drawn from classical authors. Each of the three main features of the language, viz. the nouns, the verbs and the particles have been discussed in lengthy chapters running into hundred of pages. Unlike, Wright’s grammar which can be used as a text book & reference book, Howell’s grammar should be used as a reference book to dive deep into a topic. You can say Wright’s Arabic Grammar is of optimum size, Howell’s is large while Fischer’s is compact, but the details in topics and proofs behind the rules covered by Howell are not even touched by Wright or Fischer or any other Arabic Grammar book in English. The book a bit complex for inexperienced users, but for experienced users it is a useful reference work. Main topics in 7 books mentioned below along with download links where available.
Howell Arabic Grammar Complete Set Online Folder (Download all 7 books in all available formats including 2013 HQ OCR and Snap Formats and Google & Microsoft Format)
Book 1 download: google scan , 2013 OCR scan , 2013 Snap scan .
Book 1 (Volume 1 & Part 1) : The Introduction; The Parts and Figures of Speech; Part I: The Noun: I. The Noun in General; II. The Generic Noun; III. The Proper Name; IV. The Inflected Noun; Nominatives; The Accusatives; The Genitives; The Appositives.
Book 2 download: google scan , 2013 OCR scan , 2013 Snap scan .
Book 2 (Volume 2 & Part 1) : V. The Uninflected Noun; The Pronouns; The Demonstratives; The Conjuncts; The Verbal Nouns and …; The Uninflected Adverbs; The Compounds; The Uninflected Metonyms; VI. The Dual Noun.
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Book3 (Volume 3 & Part 1) : VII. The Plural Noun; VIII. The Indeterminate Noun and The Determinate; IX. The Masculine Noun and The Feminine; X. The Diminutive Noun; XI. The Relative Noun.
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Book 4 (Volume 4 & Part 1) : XII. The Numeral Noun; XIII. The Abbreviated and Prolonged Nouns; XIV. The Nouns Connected with Verbs; The Infinitive Noun; The Active Participle; The Passive Participle; The Assimilate Epithet; The Nouns of Time and Place; The Instrumental Noun; XV. The Triliteral Noun; XVI. The Quadriliteral Noun; XVII. The Quinqueliteral Noun.
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Book 5 (Volume 5 & Part 2 + Part 3) : Part II: The Verb; I. The Verb in General; II. The Preterite; III. The Aorist; IV. The Imperative; V. The Transitive and Intransitive; VI. The Passive; VII. The Mental and Transmutative or Factitive Verbs; VIII. The Non-Attributive Verbs; IX. The Verbs of Appropinquation; X. The Verbs of Praise and Blame; XI. The Two Verbs of Wonder; XII. The Triliteral Verb; XIII. The Quadriliteral Verb; Part III: The Particle; I. The Particle in General; II. The Prepositions; III. The Particles Assimilated to the Verb; IV. The Conjunctions; V. The Negative Particles; VI. The Premonitory Particles; VII. The Vocative Particles; VIII. The Particles or Assent and Affirmation; IX. The Exceptive Particles; X. The Particles of Allocution; XI. The Connective or Redundant Particles; XII. The Expository Particles; XIII. The Infinitival Particles; XIV. The Excitative Particles; XV. The Particle of Approximation; XVI. The Particles of Futurity; XVII. The Interrogative Particles; XVIII. The Conditional Particles; XIX. The Causative Particle; XX. The Particle of Reprehension; XXI. The J s; XXII. The Quiescent of Feminization; XXIII. The Tanwin; XXIV. The Corroborative; XXV. The 8 of Silence; XXVI. The and of Pause; XXVII. The Particle of Disaproval; XXVIII. The Particle of Trying to Remember.
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Book 6 (Volume 6 & Part 4.i) : Part IV: The Common Processes; I. Common Processes in General; II. Imala; III. Pause; IV. The Oath; V. The Alleviation of Hamza; VI. The Concurrence of Two Quiescents; VII. The Predicament of The Initials of Words; VIII. The Augmentativeness of Letters; IX. The Substitution of Letters; X. Transformation of the Unsound.
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Book 7 (Volume 7 & Part 4.ii) : XI. Incorporation; Appendix – Specimens of Parsing.
To see just a preview of the details covered by Howell in all parts of speech, below screen shot discusses the words deenaar, and discusses how its pattern is fi”aal.
Also below screen shot shows when and why in some words plural pattern fu’l is written as fi’l.
Have you read in any Arabic Grammar Book in English necessary explanation of why sometimes miim is written above nuun like in below Qur’anic Ayat from Surah 10 (Surah 10: Ayat 12). See below and also see rule + explanation + reason given in Howell.
May ALLAH Reward this person for the complete & excellent financial, physical and timely contribution towards this project. An anonymous volunteer who does not want to be named has found and shared book 1 and 3 pdfs of google format and the 2013 version has also been prepared by this anonymous volunteer.
He bought the complete set, bought a high quality scanner, unbinded the books and performed scanning for the books.
He prepared 2 formats :
OCR in which English can be searched and copied.
Snap in which text cannot be searched and copied.