Gafat documents: records of a south-Ethiopic language

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American Oriental society, Jan 1, 1945 - Foreign Language Study - 188 pages
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Contents

PREFACE
5
ABBREVIATIONS
7
INTRODUCTION
9
THE LINGUISTIC POSITION OF GAFAT
13
FIRST PART GRAMMAR Chapter I
15
B PHONOLOGY
16
3 Dentals
18
4 Liquids
19
65 Distributive pronoun and adjective
59
Chapter IV
60
67 Verb of existence to be
61
68 Verb of existence in the negative
62
Chapter V
63
70 Triliteral verb
64
72 Negative perfect
66
25 Euphonic i 31
67

6 Palatals
21
7 Labiovelars
23
8 Laryngals
24
9 Semivowels
25
GENERAL PHONETIC LAWS 10 Gemination
26
14 Emphatic consonants and emphatization
27
17 Abbreviation of final vowels
28
MEETING OF VOWELS OR OF VOWELS AND SEMIVOWELS 20 Elision of vowels
29
21 Reduction of vowels
30
SYLLABIC CONSTITUTION 24 Prothesis apheresis 81
31
THE CLASSES OF THE NOUNS 26 Nouns ending in a consonant
33
27 Nouns formed by reduplication
34
29 Nouns ending in a vowel
35
30 Nouns with abbreviated final vowel or final syllable
36
31 Nouns with afformatives
37
32 Nouns with preformatives
38
33 Noun of manner
39
35 Compound nouns
40
38 Gender of living beings
41
41 Internal plural
42
QUALIFICATIVES 44 Article
43
45 Adjective
44
47 Direct complement
46
48 Complement of relation
47
PRONOUN 49 Personal pronoun
48
50 Reflexive pronoun
49
54 Value and use of the suffixed pronoun with the verb
54
58 Relative complex with the perfect
55
60 The relative complex as qualificative
56
61 Use of the relative sentence
57
62 Interrogative pronoun
58
75 Negative imperfect
68
76 Meaning of the simple imperfect
69
79 Imperfect compounded with daga dag
70
83 Gerundive
71
NOMINAL FORMS OF THE VERB 86 Active participle
72
ROOTS WITH SPECIAL COMPOSITION 89 Verbs with initial laryngal
73
91 Verbs with a after the 2nd radical
74
92a Geminated type
75
95 Quadriliterals
76
96 Quinquiliterals
77
98 Prefix a
79
99 Prefix at
80
101 Prefix an tan
81
103 Verbs with 2nd radical laryngal
82
104 Verbs with 3rd radical laryngal
84
105 Verbs with 2nd radical w
85
106 Verbs with 3rd radical w y
86
107 Verb to come
88
Chapter VI
89
PARTICLES AND ADVERBS 111 Prepositions
91
112 Postpositions
93
CONJUNCTIONS 113 Conjunctions of subordination
94
114 Conjunctions of coordination
96
115 The particle ma
97
SYNTAX 117 The order of the sentence
99
TEXT Original
101
TEXT Transliteration and Translation
110
GafatEnglish
139
EnglishGafat
183
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