Nunation (تنوين) can tell you something about the character and personality of a word. It is a deep idea developed by the first Arab grammarians.
Arabic grammar was of special interest in Europe especially in the 19th and early 20th century. Here is a list of the TOP FIVE Arabic grammarians from the West
Hard to imagine today, but the grandmasters of Arabic grammar were superstars during their lifetime. Here is a list of the TOP 5 Arabic grammarians of all time.
The term Semitic Language was invented by a German scholar in 1781: August Ludwig von Schlözer.
What role did the Bedouins play in creating Arabic grammar? A big one. There are many anecdotes about scholars who went deep into the desert to find Bedouins who could answer their questions about Arabic grammar.
Episode #2 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who brings Arabic to South-East Asia: Badrul Aini Sha’ari.
9273 roots: 20 questions for the grammarian Antoine Robert el-Dahdah (الدحداح) who put Arabic grammar in charts and tables.
The question of the wasp or hornet - Masʾala(t) al-Zunbur (مَسْأَلة الزُّنْبُور) - caused Sibawayhi, the most famous Arabic grammarian, to die of anger.