Germania Semitica

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De Gruyter Mouton, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 742 pages

Germania Semitica describes linguistic and cultural Semitic influences on Early Germanic at two points in space and time: (1) Fifth to third century Proto-Germanic when a Phoenician, namely Carthaginian, superstrate influenced the lexicon, grammar, writing system, and religion in the Germanic homeland, (2) the pre-Christian British Isles, when Semitic substrates shaped the structure of the Celtic languages as well as, indirectly, English. This book is a must for anyone interested in the origin of Germanic language and culture.

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Contents

Zur Entstehung des Germanischen l
1
Atlantic influences from above
33
Amsel und Merula
43
Copyright

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Theo Vennemann and Patrizia Noel, University of Munchen, Germany.

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