Lectures on the Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages

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Gorgias Press LLC, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 288 pages
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These lectures were written for students of the University of Cambridge, and are full of valuable and accurate data drawn from a variety of Semitic languages. (Education/Teaching)
  

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Contents

Introductory Remarks The term Semitic
1
General survey of the Semitic Languages
10
Semitic Writing
35
The Letters of the Semitic Alphabet
42
rated dentals 55The sibilants 57The labials 64The liquids
73
The Vowels and their Permutations
75
under the influence of the tone in Hebrew 81The long
87
Supplementary vowels especially in Hebrew 91Prosthetic
93
The Noun
131
The Verb
161
The Irregular Verb
227
ADDITIONAL NOTES AND CORRECTIONS
286
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Dana Moore is a Senior Scientist with BBN Technologies in Arlington, VA. He joined BBN in June 2001 to focus on ULTRA*LOG, a DARPA initiative to build very large-scale Java-based multi-agent societies. Previously, he was Chief Scientist with Roku Technologies, a P2P infrastructure developer, and prior to that, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Laboratories Research. He is the coauthor of Peer-to-Peer: Building Secure, Scalable, and Manageable Networks. He is a popular conference speaker on software agent systems and various management topics, a university lecturer, and he has contributed articles for numerous computing publications. Moore holds a master of science degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor of science in Industrial Design, also from the University of Maryland.

William Wright is a Division Engineer with BBN Technologies in Arlington, VA. He provides architecture design and development support for several projects utilizing the Cognitive Agent Architecture (Cougaar) distributed software agent framework. He led the integration and demonstration of one of the world's largest software agent systems, and led the development of an extension to Cougaar to bring agent technology to embedded systems. He has recently written for Java Developer's Journal, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and Embedded Systems Programming magazines. He is coauthor of the book Beginning Java Networking. Wright holds an M.S. in computer science from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University.

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