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Proto-Semitic and Proto-Arabic origins of grammatical ši

David Wilmsen

in Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Grammatical šī in Arabic shares more surface similarities and functional affinities with Proto-Semitic 3rd person pronouns and other Semitic function words than it does with the Arabic word for ... More


Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

David Wilmsen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

That some dialects of Arabic negate with a pre-posed mā alone, some with what is called ‘bipartite’ negation mā … š, and some with post-positive -š alone has invited comparisons with a similar ... More


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