A Diachronic Grammar Of Amharic

by Girma A. Demeke
A Diachronic Grammar Of Amharic
  • ISBN-13: 9781569025338
  • Author(s): Girma A. Demeke
  • Subject: Language: history & general works
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 20-07-2017
  • Format: p/b

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Non-Semitic features are visible in every aspect of the grammar and lexicon of Ethio-Semitic languages. Because Amharic has been serving as a language of administration for over a millennium, it has developed unique polite forms for second and third persons. These polite forms underwent a number of fascinating changes throughout history. This book describes the historical grammar of Amharic which furthers our understanding of the changes that Ethio-Semitic languages underwent. The research is based on ancient manuscripts and grammatical works of different periods.
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Non-Semitic features are visible in every aspect of the grammar and lexicon of Ethio-Semitic languages. Because Amharic has been serving as a language of administration for over a millennium, it has developed unique polite forms for second and third persons. These polite forms underwent a number of fascinating changes throughout history. This book describes the historical grammar of Amharic which furthers our understanding of the changes that Ethio-Semitic languages underwent. The research is based on ancient manuscripts and grammatical works of different periods.

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