Studies in Semitic and Afroasiatic Linguistics Presented to by Cynthia L. Miller

By Cynthia L. Miller

Afroasiatic papers give some thought to diverse facets of connections among a variety of branches of the Afroasiatic family members. Lionel Bender reconsiders the ratios of reconstructed kinds derived from universal Afroasiatic (or, Afrasian) phrases in 4 language branches. Alexander Militarev provides a few Akkadian-Egyptian lexical suits, which he considers to be the results of touch instead of a standard Afroasiatic starting place. one other pair of papers makes a speciality of comparative Semitics. David Testen examines the origins the Akkadian vetitive at the foundation of West Semitic analogues. Rebecca Hasselbach reconsiders the facts for plural morphemes within the Semitic languages and proposes a brand new reason for the truth that plural morphemes are diptotic instead of triptotic. One paper, via Joseph Daniels, makes a speciality of South Semitic by means of contemplating the variety of syntactic buildings concerning injunctive *la in Epigraphic South Arabic compared to jussive buildings in different South Semitic languages. 3 papers study points of Biblical Hebrew; use linguistic concept and one makes use of computational linguistics. Stuart Creason seems to be on the lexical semantics of the verb PQD and proposes a unmarried which means for the verb with extra facets of which means contributed via the direct item and topic of the verb in a variety of contexts. Cynthia L. Miller offers a linguistic account of the syntactic constraints on verbal ellipsis in Biblical Hebrew with consciousness to how poetry relaxes 3 of the restrictions on verbal ellipsis which are present in prose. Richard L. Goerwitz describes a working laptop or computer application that exams the pointing and accents of Tiberian biblical texts. 3 papers research Aramaic. W. Randall Garr examines the phonological phenomenon of prenasalization in Imperial Aramaic, center Aramaic, and Mandaic inside a dialectal and old framework. the opposite papers draw upon fieldwork in sleek Aramaic dialects. Samuel Ethan Fox presents a standard textual content within the Neo-Aramaic dialect of Bohtan and a grammatical comic strip of its phonology and morphology. Robert D. Hoberman argues that prosodic constitution instead of root constitution performed a vital function in a valid switch in Northeastern Neo-Aramaic dialects. papers examine features of Semitic writing structures. Dennis Pardee considers the discovery of the Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet within the context of alternative (linear) alphabetic writing structures. Peter T. Daniels considers the diffusion of West Semitic writing to Eurasia and past.

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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.

Reimer Verlag. Maghway, J. B. ” Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 18: 91–118. ” Afroasiatic Linguistics 10: 1–42. 1980 The Classification of Chadic within Afroasiatic (Rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van gewoon hoogleraar in de Afrikaanse Taalkunde aan de Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden op vrijdag 6 juni 1980). Leiden: Universitaire Pers. , and Olga V. Stolbova 1995 Hamito-Semitic Etymological Dictionary: Materials for a Reconstruction. Leiden: Brill. Roper, E. M. 1928 Tu Bed≥awiè: An Elementary Handbook for the Use of Sudan Government Officials.

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.

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