By Martin R. Zammit
This paintings doesn't goal to be an etymological dictionary of Qur'anic Arabic, nor does it try and recommend a few new genetic type of the Semitic languages. relatively, it deals insights into the interior lexical relationships attested in a couple of Semitic forms inside Qur'anic Arabic (seventh century AD). The paintings is predicated on a quantitative research of a considerable corpus of the Arabic lexicon as a way to investigating lexical relationships inside of a few Semitic languages. Qur'anic Arabic is the resource of a lexical mass comparability workout related to Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Phoenician, Epigraphic South Arabian and Ge'ez. in addition, the lexical hyperlinks pointed out during this learn are in themselves linguistic symptoms of a few of the levels of cultural proximity characterising many of the Semitic languages.
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62 Cadora carries out a first analysis, based on the Swadesh list, with a view to establishing the extent of the non-contrastive compatibility of the varieties under consideration. A second analysis, based on the Ferguson-Sacld list, assesses the contrastive compatibility of the dialectal varieties. The first study reveals that, except for the Deir ez-Zor variety, the selves, interesting, ". ma non si dimentichi mai che siamo al di fuori della evoluzione storico-culturale del popolo Arabo la cui influenza sul linguaggio .
Cohen in the various branches of Semitic. Since then, other important publications have become available, such as D. Cohen (1970a-) Leslau (1987), Murtonen (1986, 1989), Orel and Stolbova (1995), Hoftijzer and Jongeling (1995), del Olmo Lete (1996), Militarev and Kogan (2000). 27 Fronzaroli 1975: 43. 28 Bergstrasser 1983 identified 173 lexical items, including numerals, four prepositions, one conjunction and one interrogative pronoun; D. Cohen 1961, 1962, 1970, lists 306 items (numerals not included); Fronzaroli 1964a, 1965a, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 lists more than 500 items; Tyloch 1975 concentrates on 40 lexical items related to the cultural and ecological registers.
He states that contrary to the usual assertions concerning Mecca's natural location as a commercial centre, the situation on the ground was very different: the city was situated in a barren valley, it could not sustain a large population, and it was not a natural crossroad. However, its location did help in the domination of the surrounding tribes and also rendered it almost immune from outside interferences. 29 Notwithstanding the numerous inscriptions from the Arabian peninsula, not much can be made out about the linguistic situation during the first centures before and after the Christian era.