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By David Wilmsen

This e-book lines the origins and improvement of the Arabic grammatical marker š/šī, that's present in interrogatives, negators, and indefinite determiners over a huge dialect quarter that stretches from the southern Levant to North Africa and comprises dialects of Yemen and Oman. David Wilmsen attracts on information from outdated vernacular Arabic texts and from a number of Arabic dialects, and exhibits that, opposite to a lot of the literature at the diachrony
of this morpheme, š/šī doesn't derive from Arabic šay 'thing'. as a substitute, he argues that it dates again to a pre-Arabic degree of West Semitic and doubtless has its origins in a Semitic demonstrative pronoun. in this idea, Arabic šay may actually derive from š/šī, and never vice versa.

The e-book demonstrates the importance of the Arabic dialects in knowing the heritage of Arabic and the Semitic languages, and claims that sleek Arabic dialects couldn't have built from Classical Arabic. will probably be of curiosity to old linguists of all persuasions from graduate point upwards, really all these engaged on Arabic and different Semitic languages.

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