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
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
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
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
Proceedings of the Oslo-Austin Workshop in Semitic