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Semitic

(less commonly), Shemitic
1. a branch or subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages that includes Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and such ancient languages as Akkadian and Phoenician
2. denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of any of the peoples speaking a Semitic language, esp the Jews or the Arabs
3. another word for Jewish
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When we turn to the world of greater Canaan, we note that Egyptian transcriptions of Semitic words demonstrate beyond doubt that "/g/ is a phoneme distinct from 'ayin, as it is consistently transcribed by Egyptian q and g in roots containing Proto-Semitic */g/.
He continued, "What's hard about Semitic languages is not only that they're right to left - but they're bidirectional - mixing directional text on the same line.
The languages are the Semitic Tigrinya, the Cushitic Oromo, and Amharic, a Semitic language that is considered to have undergone significant Cushitic influence and thus is often assumed to be structurally intermediate between the Semitic and Cushitic language families.
This book, based on a bibliographically rich course given by the author at the College de France in May-June 2001, deals with some of the thorniest problems in Semitic and Afroasiatic linguistics: the nature of the Semitic root (biliteralism vs.
In March 2003, when the Iraq war began, 48 anti- Semitic incidents were recorded, compared with 26 incidents in the same month in 2002.
Linguists examine how different kinds of clauses combine in a number of Semitic languages, emphasizing how circumstantial clauses are coded in individual Semitic languages.
Pruzsinszky discusses the classification of Emar's local dialect among other Semitic languages, especially the earlier dialects called "Amorite.
Citing contact linguistics today as a discrete field within linguistics, ButtsAE volume presents 20 case studies on Semitic language contact.
Cooke's A Text-Book of North-Semitic Inscriptions (Oxford, 1903) were the most useful and authoritative handbooks of Northwest Semitic inscriptions, with fine selections of texts and accompanying philological and historical comments.
From Tur Abdin to Hadramawt: Semitic Studies: Festschrift in Honour of Bo Isaksson on the Occasion of His Retirement
The work under review contains eighteen state-of-the-art essays by well-known specialists on various aspects of Semitic linguistics.
Proceedings of the Oslo-Austin Workshop in Semitic Linguistics