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Author Al-Jallad, Ahmad.

Title An outline of the grammar of the Safaitic Inscriptions / By Ahmad Al-Jallad
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
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Series Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics ; 80
Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics ; 80
Contents Preface; Sigla; Abbreviations; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1. Writing in the Ḥarrah; 1.2. Language; 1.3. The Dating and Authors of the Inscriptions; 1.4. A Safaitic People?; 1.5. Distribution of the Inscriptions; 1.6. Text Genres and Text Editions; Chapter 2. Script and Orthography; 2.1. The Glyphs; 2.2. Characteristics of the Individual Glyphs; 2.3. Orthography; Chapter 3. Phonology and Phonetics; 3.1. Consonants; 3.2. Vowels; 3.4. Sound Changes; Chapter 4. Nominal Morphology; Overview; 4.1. Gender; 4.2. Onomastica; 4.3. Diminutives; 4.4. Number; 4.5. State; 4.6. Case
4.7. Nominal Derivation4.8. Determination and Deixis; 4.9. The Demonstrative Pronouns; 4.10. Relative-Determinative Pronoun; 4.11. Indefinite Relative; 4.12. Quantifiers; 4.13. Numerals; 4.14. Personal Pronouns; Chapter 5. The Verb; Overview; 5.1. Suffix Conjugation; 5.2. Prefix Conjugation; 5.3. Infinitive; 5.4. Imperative; 5.5. Participles; 5.6. Verb Stems; Chapter 6. Adjectives and Agreement; 6.1. General Remarks on Adjectives; 6.2. Elatives and CVCCān Adjectives; 6.3. Verbal Agreement; 6.4. Pronominal Agreement; Chapter 7. Prepositions; Overview; Chapter 8. Adverbs; 8.1. Negative Adverbs
8.2. Local AdverbsChapter 9. Vocative Particles; Chapter 10. Other Particles; Chapter 11. Conjunctions; 11.1. Coordinating Conjunctions; 11.2. Subordinating Conjuctions; 11.3. The Complementizer n; Chapter 12. Verbless Clauses; 12.1. Existential Clauses; 12.2. Possessive Predication; 12.3. Locative Predication; 12.4. Equational Sentences; Chapter 13. Verbal Clauses; 13.1. Main Clauses with Indicative Verbs; 13.2. Clauses with Pragmatic Optatives; 13.3. The Vocative and Imperative; Chapter 14. The Syntax of Adverbs; 14.1. Adverbs of Specification; 14.2. Adverbs of Circumstance
Chapter 15. TopicalizationChapter 16. Syntax of the Infinitive; 16.1. Infinitive Chain; 16.2. Commands; 16.3. The Infinitive to Express Purpose; 16.4. The Infinitive with b-; 16.5. Cognate Infinitive; Chapter 17. Relative and Subordinate Clauses; 17.1. Relative Clauses; 17.2. Purpose and Result Clauses; 17.3. Logically Subordinated Clauses with w and f; Chapter 18. Circumstantial Clauses; Chapter 19. Coordination; 19.1. Sequential Narrative; Chapter 20. Conditional Clauses; Chapter 21. Other Constructions; 21.1. Apposition; 21.2. Cleft Sentences; 21.3. Oaths to Deities
Chapter 22. Compositional Formulae22.1. Lineage; 22.2. Spending Time at a Place; 22.3. Building; 22.4. Claiming Authorship of Drawings; 22.5. Inscription Finding and Grieving; 22.6. Funerary; 22.7. Prayers and Curses; 22.8. Time; 22.9. Pasturing; 22.10. Ritual; 22.11. Watering; 22.12. Watch-Keeping and Guarding; 22.13. Waiting; 22.14. Weather; 22.15. Yearning; Chapter 23. Appendix of Inscriptions; (Partial) Bilingual Inscriptions; An Old Arabic Inscription in Greek Characters; Chapter 24. Dictionary; Alphabetic Order; Structure of the Entry; Plates; Bibliography; Index of Tribes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Inscriptions -- Arabian Peninsula.
Inscriptions, Safaitic.
Safaliba language -- Grammar.
Arabian Peninsula -- Antiquities.
Arabian Peninsula -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015002021
ISBN 9004289828 (electronic bk)
9789004289826 (electronic bk)