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By El Rabih Makki

The current e-book is fully in keeping with new linguistic discoveries and with out them it's going to by no means come into life. Its findings transform our view of language and its evolutionary historical past during millennia, unveil the most obvious relationships between world's languages, and raze to floor the partitions of could that the vicissitudes of time have equipped to maintain language aside. 1. It demonstrates truly that Hamito-Semitic root is a fancy notice such as a few components agglutinated jointly and expressing a concrete or specific that means. 2. The examine assumes that proots chanced on in Hamito-Semitic kin are present in all different households of languages and there's no language relatives which has thoroughly misplaced any of such proots. To turn out this truth scientifically, the examine compares Hamito-Semitic and Indo-European language households. The learn demonstrates fantastic similarities in sound correspondences, in proots, in conventional roots and their derivatives, and of their grammatical structures. Concrete facts covers approximately all Hamito-Semitic & Indo-European etymological dictionaries & morphological structures. three. The study additionally compares, although in short, Hamito-Semitic with the oldest identified records of the Sino-Tibetan relatives. as well as 'evolution of language', the study additionally treats extensive the 'evolution of human capacities for language'. within the mild of the recent discoveries, the study evaluates all vital theories and assumptions which were outfitted on language and explains why all makes an attempt to end up relationships between households of languages have failed.

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Mutu, Ug. mt, BHeb. ), Eth. : CA matta “be related to”. [pū] “mouth” as in Akk. , Phoen. p, BHeb. pē, CA fūh-, Eth. ‟af. [śu-] masc; fem. ends with -ā‟u or -ātu “sheep” as in Akk. šu‟u, CA šā‟u ~ šātu “sheep”, OAram. š‟h ~ š‟t, BHeb. śē, Sab. , Ug. š “male head of small cattle”, Phoen. š. The endings -ā‟u and -ātu are feminine suffixes and the original form was masc. [šu]. 25 that forms the basis of the triliteral root can be easily isolated from the original biliteral and its grammatical function or meaning can be determined in most cases with considerable degree of certainty.

OT, 868) = SL farra‛ “make naked (of some of one‟s clothes, esp. one covering the head-hair”; m-farri‛ adj. 10 below). 2) Ehret (1995: Appendix 1) works on groups of CA kindred triliterals in an attempt to locate the third radical and determine its grammatical function as the following examples show: Forms in Arabic Extension (or suffix) baht “to surprise and seize” *t durative (p. 493) bahr “astonishment” *r noun suffix (p. 493) ħaĎb “to dye (specially red)” *p΄ finite fortative (p. 503) ħalĝ “to draw, attract” *gʷ durative (p.

To the first pair of verbs cited above, one can also add the variants ĝa‟fa, ĝafa‟, and the quadriliteral ĝa‛fala (Amāli I, 104). 22, n. d below. 32 destroy”. 28 below)18. 3) The evolutionary history of morpheme */d/ and of many other newly discovered HS affixes in this research such as causatives *š- and *‟-, of reflexive *t-, and *-t-, of reflexive passive *n-, of proots *pa‟-, *paW-, of [ba‟], of *ba-, of [‛a‟], of *Wal-, of haW-, of *n-, and so forth, reflects a true picture of what language is and furnishes ample evidence on how it changes and evolves regularly and systematically in the course of time.

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