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Title: Grammaire de langue Abyssine (Amharique)
Written By: Casimir Mondon-Vidailhet
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 132

La langue des Abyssins a été désignée sous des noms divers: Amharique,
Amarigna, Amariñña, etc., appelations dérivées du nom d'Amara que se
donnent les populations chrétiennes de l´Éthiopie. La langue amharique
appartient au rameau dir "Joktanide" ou "Sabéen", des langues sémitiques,
mais elle a un charactère si particulier, qu'il est difficile de l'englober sans
réserves dans une classification aussi arbitraire. L'emploi des auxiliaires et
son système d'inversions, ainsi que sa syntaxe en général, l'en éloignent
profondément. D'un autre côté, une partie de sa conjugation la rattachent
d'une façon indiscutable aux langues sémitiques en général et à celles dites
sabéennes en particulier. On a appelé aussi ces dernières "langues
kouschitiques", nom qui s'appliquerait peut-être plus exactement aux langues
préexistantes de l'Éthiopie et du Soudan de la préface).

Table des matières: Livre I: Phonologie (syllabaire éthiopien, quantité, lettres
redoublées, accentuation, etc). Livre II: Parties du discours (le nom, genres,
déclinaison, numéraux, les pronoms, le verbe, etc.). Livre III: Syntaxe
(l'article ou particule déterminative, du nom en général, syntaxe et mots
invariables, conjonctions, etc.). Livre IV: Particularités. (re-edition, originally
published 1898, Paris, written in French).

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Amharic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880614
Pages: 328
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