Re: [ANE-2] Cushitic loanwords in Semitic languages?
- Dear Peter,
These citations are very useful. I'll look into Gragg's work, and I'll
definitely check out Cannon, as I have a working knowledge of Arabic.
With thanks also to other who replied,
Michael F. Lane
University of Maryland Baltimore County
> I know of three recent sketches of Cushitic in relation to Semitic, two by
> David Appleyard (SOAS), in the Weninger volume from De Gruyter Mouton (in
> the Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication series, 2011) and in the
> Edzard volume from Harrassowitz (in the Porta Linguarum Orientalium, 2012)
> and one by Gene Gragg in Burkhart Kienast's Historische Semitische
> Sprachwissenschaft (2001). None of them so much as mentions shared
> vocabulary, either inherited or borrowed. Gragg, though, has been working
> on a Cushitic Etymological Dictionary for decades and may be able to
> provide some information. (I don't know what's in the new Cambridge Green
> volume on Afroasiatic by Frajzyngier; Gragg & Hoberman did the Semitic
> chapter there, and Maarten Mous the Cushitic chapter.)
> But probably you need to consult lexicographers of Arabic. (The late?)
> Garland Cannon produced a series of dictionaries of loanwords in Arabic,
> but he hasn't gotten (didn't get?) around to Cushitic.
> Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
> Jersey City
>> From: Michael F. Lane <mflane@...>
>>Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:27 PM
>>Subject: [ANE-2] Cushitic loanwords in Semitic languages?
>>I am hoping some of you can direct me to a comprehensive discussion of
>>Cushitic loanwords in Semitic languages, presuming such exist. (I
>>understand that the reverse is true.) I am particularly interested in
>>Cushitic loanwords in the Central Semitic subfamily -- which, I will be
>>quick to admit, may be too much to hope for.
>>All very best,
>>Michael F. Lane
>>University of Maryland Baltimore County
>>Dr. Michael Franklin Lane
>>Ancient Studies Department
>>University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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