Reconstructing Proto-Afroasiatic (Proto-Afrasian): Vowels, Tone, Consonants, and Vocabulary by Christopher EhretReconstructing Proto-Afroasiatic (Proto-Afrasian): Vowels, Tone, Consonants, and Vocabulary by Christopher Ehret

Reconstructing Proto-Afroasiatic (Proto-Afrasian): Vowels, Tone, Consonants, and Vocabulary

byChristopher Ehret

Paperback | August 30, 1995

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This work provides the first truly comprehensive and systematic reconstruction of proto-Afroasiatic (proto-Afrasian). It rigorously applies, throughout, the established canon and techniques of the historical-comparative method. It also fully incorporates the most up-to-date evidence from the distinctive African branches of the family, Cushitic, Chadic, and Omotic. Using concrete and specific evidence and argument, the author proposes full vowel and consonant reconstructions and a provisional reckoning of tone. Each aspect of these reconstructions is substantiated in detail in an extensive etymological vocabulary of more than 1000 roots. The results, while confirming some previous views on proto-Afroasiatic (proto-Afrasian), revise or overturn many others, and add much that is new.
Title:Reconstructing Proto-Afroasiatic (Proto-Afrasian): Vowels, Tone, Consonants, and VocabularyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:575 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 30, 1995Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520097998

ISBN - 13:9780520097995

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