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Old South Arabian Languages - Old South Arabian, Sabaean Language, Minaean Language, Himyarite Language, Qatabanian Language, Hadramautic Language (Paperback) Loot Price: R275
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Old South Arabian Languages - Old South Arabian, Sabaean Language, Minaean Language, Himyarite Language, Qatabanian Language,...
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Old South Arabian Languages - Old South Arabian, Sabaean Language, Minaean Language, Himyarite Language, Qatabanian Language, Hadramautic Language (Paperback)

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Chapters: Old South Arabian, Sabaean Language, Minaean Language, Himyarite Language, Qatabanian Language, Hadramautic Language. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 19. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Old South Arabian (or Epigraphic South Arabian, or Sayhadic) is the term used to describe four extinct, closely related languages spoken in the far southern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. However, there is no doubt that there were a number of other Sayhadic lanhuages (e.g. Awsanic), of which very little evidence survived, however. All those languages were quite distinct from Classical Arabic which was developed among Arab tribes of the regions of Najd and Hijaz . There is a hypothesis that among the Semitic groups who did not migrate to the north, a distinct language type developed which is called Southwest Semitic. The four main Old South Arabian languages were the most ancient representatives of this language type. Transliteration key for South Arabian to several different Afro-Asiatic and Indo-European languages.The four main Old South Arabian languages were Sabaic, Minaeic (or Madhabic), Qatabanic, and Hadramitic. According to some semitologists, together with Ethiopian Semitic languages (such as the contemporary Ge'ez language) and the Modern South Arabian languages (not descended from Old South Arabian but from a sister language), they formed the western branch of the South Semitic languages. Old South Arabian had its own writing system, the South Arabian alphabet, concurrently used for proto-Ge'ez in the Kingdom of Dmt, ultimately sharing a common origin with the other Semitic abjads, the Proto-Sinaitic alphabet. The arrival of Islam virtually disintegrated Old South Arabian, as Classical Arabic became the lingua franca of the region. Today, Old South Arabian is virtually ext...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1087591

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-44139-6
Barcode: 9781158441396
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LSN: 1-158-44139-8

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