By Charles S. Singleton
Charles Singleton is among the most vital students of Dante, and compiler of the well-known six-volume annotated bilingual variation in a literal translation, a collection that was once praised by way of Vladimir Nabokov. during this early examine of the poem, Singleton examines how Dante looked after his parts.
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Counting multiple cognates for some cases, the total of *Afrasian reconstructions is eighty-four. In judging cognates across families, I have not yet tried to apply supposedly regular correspondences such as those proposed in previous work, for example, the Egyptian Etymological project of Gábor Takács (1999). But note that proto-forms in the list were mostly reconstructed using standard methodology. Herein, I have tried to find a middle ground of plausibility in inspection. I am trying to find what the facts are, not to establish any particular grouping.
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Mouth’. *Afrasian has a monoconsonantal labial root; found also in Chadic as (Newman) ba, Cushitic as yaf ~ ÷af, Semitic as p. Not in Omotic: I think ÷ap in Mao is a loan from Amharic. 74. ‘name’. The well-known Afrasian root sVm is found in Chadic and Semitic. Occurrences in Cushitic may be loans, and occurrences in Omotic certainly are. ” For example, he says I missed an isogloss here in the Omotic #6 ‘bird’ apt+i because I did not look at regular correpondences. But the comment is misguided because none of the sources I used suggested *Semitic or *Afrasian cognates to my Aroid form and the proto-forms I did use are based on standard methods, usually including regular correspondences.