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The Semitic Languages provides a different, entire survey of person languages or language clusters from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms.
The Semitic relatives occupies a place of significant historic and linguistic importance: the spoken and written languages of the Phoenicians, Hebrews and Arabs unfold all through Asia and northerly and crucial Africa the previous Semitic civilizations in flip contributed considerably to ecu tradition and smooth Hebrew, smooth literary Arabic, Amharic, and Tigrinya became their international locations reliable languages.
The e-book is split into 3 elements and every bankruptcy offers a self-contained article, written by means of a well-known specialist within the field.
- I. basic concerns: offering an advent to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing structures of this language family.
- II. previous Semitic Languages
- III. sleek Semitic Languages
Parts II and III comprise established chapters, which permit the reader to entry and evaluate info simply. those person descriptions of every language or cluster comprise phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and dialects.
Suggestions are made for the main valuable assets of extra examining and the paintings is comprehensively listed.

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Segert, Stanislav. A Basic Grammar of the Ugaritic Language. Berkeley: University of California Press. Soden, Wolfram von. 1984. " In Studies in the Language of Ebla, ed. P. Fronzaroli. Florence: Universita di Firenze. 11-24. Ullendorff, Edward. 1970. " In Current Trends in Linguistics, volume 6: Linguistics in South West Asia and North Africa, ed. T. Sebeok. The Hague: Mouton. 261-273. Voigt, Rainer M. 1987. " 1ournal of Semitic Studies 32: 1-19. Zaborski, A. 1991. " InProceedings of the Colloquium on Arabic Grammar, ed.

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Budapest: Eotvos Lorand University. 365-375. 2 Scripts of Semitic Languages Peter T. Daniels Most Semitic languages are known to us only because they were written down. Without writing, we would have only Arabic, South Arabian, Aramaic, and Ethiopic dialects; were it not for ancient literacy, we would have no Bible, no Qur'an, no hint even of Mesopotamian civilization. Scripts have customarily been classified according to the schema set forth by Isaac Taylor (1883, vol. 1: 6), distinguishing logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic writing.

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