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By Aaron D. Rubin

ISBN-10: 1617198609

ISBN-13: 9781617198601

With a written background of approximately 5 thousand years, the Semitic languages contain one of many global s earliest attested and longest attested households. renowned family members contain Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and Akkadian. This quantity presents an summary of this crucial language family members, together with either historical and smooth languages. After a quick advent to the historical past of the kin and its inner type, next chapters conceal issues in phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon.Each bankruptcy describes beneficial properties which are attribute of the Semitic language family members as a complete, in addition to a few of the extra outstanding advancements that occur within the person languages. this gives either a typological evaluation and an outline of extra exact beneficial properties. The chapters include considerable examples from various languages. the entire examples comprise morpheme through morpheme glosses, in addition to translations, which assist in making those examples transparent and obtainable even to these now not acquainted with a given language. Concluding the ebook is a close advisor to extra interpreting, which directs the reader to an important reference instruments and secondary literature, and an up to date bibliography.This short creation encompasses a wealthy number of information, and covers subject matters now not quite often present in brief sketches corresponding to this. The readability of presentation makes it helpful not just to these within the box of Semitic linguistics, but in addition to the final linguist or language fanatic who needs to benefit whatever approximately this crucial language family members.

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But the relative pronoun is only used when the antecedent is definite (96). When the antecedent is indefinite, the relative clause is asyndetic (97). This type of asyndetic clause, with an indefinite antecedent in the free (un­ bound) state, is also found occasionally in Ge'ez, Mehri, and elsewhere, though only in Arabic is it the rule. INDEF possess:NoNPAST. SG the-courage-Acc 'a man who possesses courage' (Ryding 2005) In mode�n Arabic dialects, the relative pronoun is usually a . smgle, mdeclInable form, but relative clauses exhibit the same distinction based on whether or not the antecedent is definite or indefinite (98-99).

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Leslau (1995) is the standard for cluding the languages. Arabic: For a general overview of the various periods of Arabic, see Versteegh (1997) and Ferrando (2001). The standard grammar of Classical Arabic is still that of Wright (1 896-98), though the smaller grammar of Fischer (2002) is also useful. On Middle Arabic, Lentin (2008) is a good place to start. Blau (1966-67; 1988; 1 999) are also excellent sources. For Modem Standard Arabic, there are a number of very good recent refer­ ence grammars, including Ryding (2005) and Mace (1998).

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