Investigating Methods of Generating Meanings and Derivation of Words in Arabic and Hausa Languages: A Comparative Analytical Linguistic Study
The current study aims at identifying the methods of generating meanings and derivational words in Arabic and Hausa Languages and possible inconsistencies and incongruities that exist between the two languages. The study also aimed at exploring the areas of similarities and differences between the two languages. The study revealed that both Arabic and Hausa languages are similar in ways of: derivation, compounding, functional change and borrowing in varying degrees. Whereas the differences include backformation which is existed in Hausa but is not found in Arabic, consequently, commonalities in the two languages are confirmed in the origins, impact and effect resulting from the direct contact.