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Modern South Arabian

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This talk will begin with a general introduction to the place of Modern South Arabian languages within the Semitic language family. It will then focus on some specific features, including emphatic consonants and the formation diminutives. One language in this group, Mehri, forms diminutives in different parts of speech, including nouns, adjectives, demonstratives and adverbs. Other languages in the area form diminutive verbs.

This talk is part of the Semitic Philology Lecture series.

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