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The Semitic Languages

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  1 review
The Semitic Languages presents a unique, comprehensive survey of individual languages or language clusters from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms.
The Semitic family occupies a position of great historical and linguistic significance: the spoken and written languages of the Phoenicians, Hebrews and Arabs spread throughout Asia and northern and central Af
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published December 15th 2005 by Routledge (first published October 23rd 1997)
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yellow tree
Feb 10, 2009 yellow tree rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who is interested into semitic languages - it's a must!
Shelves: semitology
the book features a very useful overview on most of the semitic languages, such as amharic, hebrew and arabic, but also lesser known as epigraphic south arabian. it gives a short survey on each of them as well as quite complex information on important grammatical details. it proved itself more and more useful the more i got the chance to use it.
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