By Martin R. Zammit

ISBN-10: 9004118012

ISBN-13: 9789004118010

This paintings doesn't target to be an etymological dictionary of Qur'anic Arabic, nor does it try to recommend a few new genetic category of the Semitic languages. really, it bargains insights into the inner lexical relationships attested in a couple of Semitic kinds inside of Qur'anic Arabic (seventh century AD). The paintings is predicated on a quantitative research of a considerable corpus of the Arabic lexicon that allows you to investigating lexical relationships inside a few Semitic languages. Qur'anic Arabic is the resource of a lexical mass comparability workout concerning Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Phoenician, Epigraphic South Arabian and Ge'ez. furthermore, the lexical hyperlinks pointed out during this research are in themselves linguistic signs of a few of the levels of cultural proximity characterising some of the Semitic languages.

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23). 52 This overview is based on Zwettler's exhaustive work (1978), Jones 1993: 29-48, Holes 1995: 7-45, and Versteegh 1997: 23-52. 53 The so-called 'pious triple equation' in Jones 1993. According to Rabin 1951: THE QURANIC TEXT 39 geneity in Arabia is reflected in the following typical statement representing traditional Muslim philology: . . al-luga l-carabiyya qabla nuzuli l-qur'dni l-kanm biha kdna }ahluhd l-'arab yatakallamuna biha ft sibh gaziratihim bis-saliqa wa-s-sagiyya fanhatan mucrabatan sallmatan mina l-lahn wa-l-^ihtilal.

54 Rafida 1986: 78. Traditional Muslim philology acknowledges the existence of a number of distinctive dialectal features within 'arabiyya. 00 'Utman 1996: 16, 122. See also Zwettler 1978 who refers to similar views adopted by Mukarram, Chejne and Nicholson. 56 'Utman, 1996: 122, 130-131. 57

53 Even though not of recent formulation, Cantineau's and Fleisch's definitions of the Semitic root represent widely accepted views on the subject and are worth quoting extensively. According to Cantineau, the Semitic vocabulary consists of: . . groupes de mots ayant en commun un certain nombre de consonnes radicales et apparentes par les s e n s . . la racine n'est pas une abstraction de grammairiens, mais un element implicite du systeme de la langue, degage par analyse associative. On y retrouve un element formel et un element semantique commun a tous les mots du groupe...

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