Hi Asbjoern1958 glad to see your response but I wish you could have added some links to the work of Fred Donner's hypothesis
Thanks for your reply yeezevee. I have no idea whether the Quran was develloped directly from Nabataean Arabic or not.
well the language of present present Quan is JUST A LANGUAGE DEVOLOPMENT PROCESS
.. it is just like any other language development and its script development ., ASSUMING THE PRESENT QURAN IS THE FIRST BOOK THAT WAS COMPILED FROM DIFFERENT MANUSCRIPTS FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORS THAT WERE WRITTEN FOR THE FIRST TIME .. ((INCIDENTLY I DOUBT THAT
)) these compiler/s of the present book ., as a book put together in a very confused manner ., ......................making up some name to these surahs and arbitrarily cutting them where ever which ever is the way those compilers of the book liked............... some 4 verses chapter., some 10 verse chapter and some chapters with 200 verses ............ and that too in a confused surah order .. so called early Meccan surahs being at the end and later Medinan surahs in the beginning ...........
Whole thing as a book is a big mess., but individual chapters/surahs have certainly wonderful rhyming Arabic songs and sonnets coupled to the early Abrahamic stories in some sort of dialogue/drama fashion between Allah/messenger/preacher telling stories to followers as well as distractors of the newly formed monotheistic faith..
As far as Quran the book being the first book in Arabic and how it is developed as classic song/sonnet/story first Arabic book is concerned., We just have to understand how people in the past have written stuff/books/stories in any language for the first time.. take an example of English .. or Coptic language .. or Farsi or any recent languages such as Urdu .. Japanese... Chinese .. whatever., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_writing_system
The method is going to be same or similar for Quran manuscripts., And and stylometric analysis or such similar method of any book or the book/individual surahs/chapters could throw some light on whether it was written/compiled by a single author or multiple authors at different times .. that is NOT a big deal ., except people investigating this subject are NOT putting time in to such investigation . They are all running in circles ..ether to put down Islam and Muslim folks or make it as word of some allah/god doooo..da...dooo da...
Incidentally that goes to any religion any faith and their respective books/scriptures
But if we follow Fred Donner's hypothesis that the Quran is a composite of texts from different groups on the Arabic peninsula. These texts must have been in different dialects, but then someone collected them and "translated" it all into the Arabic we find in the Quran?
well unless until you give references from his work I will not give that credit to Fred Donner'.,
That credit should actually go to analytical thinkers/Quran origin investigators like Professor John Wansbrough of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.. or to some extent to that book/works of his students like Patricia Crone and Michael Cook ..etc..etc.. and and folks like dr. Luxenberg and dr.Gerd-R. Puin, and and similar investigators...
anyways my good wishes to you... keep writing in to the folder whenever you find some publications on that subject of Quran ....the book... and its origins..
with best wishes