An Introduction to the Comparative Grammar of the Semitic by Sabatino Moscati, Wolfram Von Soden, Anton Spitaler,

By Sabatino Moscati, Wolfram Von Soden, Anton Spitaler, Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages and of Ethiopian Studies Edward Ullendorff

An advent to the Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages

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I"abit "was destroyed" alongside innabit "he fled"-despite identical phonetic origin. In later phases of the language the possibility of the normative influence of grammarians on morphological as well as phonological development cannot be discounted. B. The Noun 1. 1. In the Semitic dictionary the system of roots is combined with that of themes or patterns. These are morphological types which are frequently associated with specific meanings or uses. For example: Ar. 'abyarf, "white", 'aly,mar "red", 'azraq "blue" are Morphology The Noun formed from the roots byg" ly,mr, zrq, respectively, and the pattern 'aqbar (cf.

2. 3. e. when affixes are added. From a semantic point of view (partly also owing to the insufficiently developed state of these studies) we are only occasionally able to assign specific values and uses to individual patterns. In the following, some of the principal nominal themes will be presented together with their main spheres of employment-where these can be reasonably well established. For these purposes the paradigm used for the identification of patterns will be qbr ("to bury"): this is, of course, merely an arbitrary choice and may therefore serve even when the resultant forms are not in fact attested.

77 a. 5. a) Monosyllables with short vowel: qabr, qibr, qubr. g. Ar. 'abd, Akk. abdu, but Heb. 'ebed (the "segolate" nouns: cf. 17). 6. b) Disyllables with short vowels: qabar, qabir, qabur, qibar, qibir, qubar, qubur. These themes may be variants of the preceding ones occasioned by the influence of stress or by anaptyxis or by the extension of pausal forms: an example of the elision of a vowel under the impact of stress is Akk. *rapasu > rapsu "wide", fem. rapastu (in Akkadian the first three patterns are generally employed as adjectives).

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