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Michael Adeeb said:" ancient and recent prosody books lack the analysis of the mental process which enabled AlXalil to achieve this mathematical summit feasible only to the genius" Maling, Joan Mathilde mentioned in her thesis"The theory of classical Arabic metrics" These two statements exceptionally express the deep understanding of al-Xalil's , role, thinking and system; unlike the general attitude of the vast majority of Arab and non Arab scholars. Besides giving an idea about numerical prosody, I hope to clarify my conviction that there will never be new Arabic meters
on the shore of comparative metrics I realize the deep and vast literature on this topic. Numerical Prosody -very little known in Arab world and elsewhere - has form and substance content. I think the use of the numerical form facilitate a lot in this field. This subject aims at clarifying the role that the numeric expression plays overcoming language and idiom barriers. Thus, it shows the resemblance, analogy, contrast or variation between poetry meters of different languages in a way that unspecialized people can understand. Just compare the first impression one has l