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Definition of the noun Afrasian
What does Afrasian mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of Afrasian: Afrasian language / Afro-Asiatic / Afroasiatic / Afroasiatic language / Hamito-Semitic
- more generic terms: natural language / tongue = a human written or spoken language used by a community
- more specific terms:
- Chadic language / Chadic / Chad = a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
- Semitic = a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
- Hamitic language / Hamitic = a group of languages in northern Africa related to Semitic
- Egyptian = the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs
- Berber = a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt
- Cushitic = a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions
- Omotic = a group of related languages spoken in a valley of southern Ethiopia
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afrasian
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Lexicon Grammaticorum (2009)
A bio-bibliographical companion to the history of linguistics by Harro Stammerjohann
fi Greenberg, later Afrasian by D. himself). Accepting the importance of unwritten African languages for ...
Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)
by Philipp Strazny
Afrasian languages. Moscow: Nauka. Ehret, Christopher. 1995. Reconstructing Proto-Afroasiatic (Proto-Afrasian): vowels, tone, consonants, and vocabulary. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Kienast, Burkhart. 2001 .
Dictionary of Languages (1998)
The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby
Afrasian and Lisramic (an invented compound of two Hamito-Semitic roots) have also been tried. These terms are 'part of the dialect geography of linguistic terminology: roughly ...
Between Grammar and Lexicon (2000)
by Ellen Contini-Morava, Y. Tobin
Fucus: A Semitic/Afrasian Gathering in Remembrance of Albert Ehrman. 1988. VAN VOORST, Jan: Event Structure. 1988. KIRSCHNER.
by Lutz Edzard
by Robert Lawrence Trask
Afro-Asiatic (also Afrasian) A large language family occupying most of northern and eastern Africa and most of the Middle East. At least five major branches are commonly recognized: Egyptian, Semitic, Berber, Chadic and Cushitic. A sixth ...
by Joseph Harold Greenberg
Reconstructing Proto- A froasiatic (Proto- Afrasian): Vowels, Tone, Consonants and Vocabulary, University of California Publications in Linguistics, 126. Berkeley : University of California Press. Fortescue, Michael, Steven Jacobson, and ...
Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue ... And Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words ... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Charters, Writs ... and the Etymology, and Interpretation of the Proper Names of Men, Women, and Remarkable Places in Great Britain ... Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs ... by Nathan Bailey
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