Semitic Words Found in Tigrigna but not in Ge’ez

Yemane, Teklehaymanot, Melese, Beshah

Abstract


This paper deals with Semitic words which are found in Tigrigna Language but not in Ge’ez. The result shows that there are indeed some such words, including basic vocabulary, but not many. This provides a lexical perspective on the question of how close Ge’ez was to proto-Ethiopic: very close, but not identical.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v9i1.10869

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