The Origin of Amharic Girma Awgichew Demeke

ISBN: 9781569023792

Published: 2009

Hardcover

340 pages


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The Origin of Amharic  by  Girma Awgichew Demeke

The Origin of Amharic by Girma Awgichew Demeke
2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 340 pages | ISBN: 9781569023792 | 10.62 Mb

There are two main hypotheses on the origin of Amharic: it may be a descendent of a common Proto-Ethiosemitic language or it may have evolved as a Semitic-based pidgin, which became a creole and eventually developed into a full-fledged language. While the first hypothesis is commonly accepted in Semitic Studies, the second hypothesis - first proposed in the beginning of the 1980s - became popular very recently and has even entered Amharic textbooks.

Girma clearly demonstrates that the pidgin hypothesis is blatantly implausible.



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