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Lectures on the Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages


With a New Introduction by Patrick Bennett


Wright's Lectures are packed not only with data, but with carefully drawn conclusions. It would behoove us to take these into account before drawing our own.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 1-931956-12-X
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 24,2002
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 312
ISBN: 1-931956-12-X
$105.00
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These Lectures were written for students of the University of Cambridge towards the end of the nineteenth century by the eminent Semitist William Wright. The Lectures are full of valuable and accurate data drawn from a variety of Semitic languages. While more recent studies on the comparative linguistics of Semitic have appeared, Wright's Lectures remain a classic in the field.
These Lectures were written for students of the University of Cambridge towards the end of the nineteenth century by the eminent Semitist William Wright. The Lectures are full of valuable and accurate data drawn from a variety of Semitic languages. While more recent studies on the comparative linguistics of Semitic have appeared, Wright's Lectures remain a classic in the field.
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William Wright

  • Preface and Additional Notes by William Robertson Smith
  • New Introduction by Patrick Bennett
  • Introductory Remarks. The Term Semitic. Diffusion and Original Home of The Semites
  • General Survey of The Semitic Languages
  • Semitic Writing
  • The Letters of the Semitic Alphabet and the Changes They Undergo
  • The Vowels and Their Permutations
  • The Pronouns
  • The Noun
  • The Verb
  • The Irregular Verb
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