Item description for Parallels in Semitic Linguistics: The Development of Arabic La-And Related Semitic Particles (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics) by David Douglas Testen...
This linguistic study is concerned with the role of the emphasizing particle "la-" (known as lam al-ta'kid) in the grammatical traditions of Classical Arabic, as well as with the question of the historical relationship connecting this particle to a set of elements in several other Semitic languages showing comparable forms and functions. Although these particles have hitherto seemed to defy a coherent reconstruction, the very complexity of the data to which they attest proves to provide a key to their interpretation. They represent a critical first step in the refining of our understanding of the history of the Semitic sonorant phonemes.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1998
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004109730 ISBN13 9789004109735