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Re: [ANE-2] Cushitic loanwords in Semitic languages?

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  • Michael F. Lane
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , May 12, 2013
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      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@...>
      >>To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      >>Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:27 PM
      >>Subject: [ANE-2] Cushitic loanwords in Semitic languages?
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>Dear all,
      >>
      >>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
      >>Co-Director, AROURA
      >>Ancient Studies Department
      >>University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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