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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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One paper concerns Berber word order, while the others, on Egyptian or Egyptian and Berber, offer important comparisons with Semitic. Helmut Satzinger, "Anmerkungen zur semitischen Suffixkonjugation" (pp.
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/.
Phoenico-Punic is defined within the volume as a Northwest Semitic language of the Canaanite branch.
THE controversial film portraying the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is not anti- Semitic, a Liverpool Anglican spokesman said last night.
The Morpho-Syntactic and Lexical Encoding of Tense and Aspect in Semitic: Proceedings of the Erlangen Workshop
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 present essays on Semitic linguistics, Arabic grammatical tradition, Arabic and Semitic lexicology, and Arabic and Semitic dialectology.
Pruzsinszky discusses the classification of Emar's local dialect among other Semitic languages, especially the earlier dialects called "Amorite." Unfortunately, she does not define in concrete terms her arguments for identifying specific personal names as "Akkadian" or "West Semitic," her two Semitic categories.
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.
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.
Clause Combining in Semitic: The Circumstantial Clause and Beyond