Abbreviations and Symbols

in Omani Mehri
Abbreviations and Symbols1

first person

2

second person

3

third person

Ar.

Arabic

C

consonant; causative stem

cf.

compare

com.

common (gender)

cp

common plural

cs

common singular

cstr.

construct

D

D-Stem (Hebrew piʿel, Arabic faʿʿala)

D/L

D/L-Stem (see § 6.2)

def.

definite

dimin.

diminutive

d.o.

direct object

du.

dual

f.

feminine

fd

feminine dual

fp

feminine plural

fs

feminine singular

G

guttural consonant (ʾ, ʿ, ġ, h, , or x); G-Stem (see § 6.1)

gem.

geminate

glott.

glottalic

gutt.

guttural

H

H-Stem (see § 6.3)

HV

Hōbyot Vocabulary, Nakano 2013 (see Bibliography)

Ḥ#

Ḥarsusi text # (as published in Stroomer 2004)

ḤL

Ḥarsūsi Lexicon, Johnstone 1977 (see Bibliography)

IG

idle glottis (see § 2.1.2)

impf.

imperfect

impv.

imperative

intrans.

intransitive

i.o.

indirect object

J#

Jibbali text # (as published in Rubin 2014)

JL

Jibbāli Lexicon, Johnstone 1981 (see Bibliography)

JLO

The Jibbali (Shaḥri) Language of Oman, Rubin 2014 (see Bibliography)

L

L-Stem (Arabic fāʿala)

lit.

literally

m

masculine

md

masculine dual

mp

masculine plural

ms

masculine singular; manuscript

mss

manuscripts

ML

Mehri Lexicon, Johnstone 1987 (see Bibliography)

MLO

The Mehri Language of Oman, Rubin 2010 (see Bibliography)

MSA

Modern South Arabian

n.

note

o.a.

one another

obj.

object

OSA

Old South Arabian

perf.

perfect

pl.

plural

Q

quadriliteral stem

redup.

reduplicated

sg.

singular

s.o.

someone

s.t.

something

subj.

subjunctive

Š1

Š1-Stem (see § 6.4)

Š2

Š2-Stem (see § 6.4)

T1

T1-Stem (see § 6.5)

T2

T2-Stem (see § 6.5)

trans.

transitive

V

vowel

var(s).

variant(s)

X > Y

X develops into Y.

X < Y

X derives from Y.

X → Y

X becomes Y; this symbol is used for derived forms, such as forms with the definite article or a possessive suffix.

*

An asterisk marks a reconstructed or underlying form.

*Text #

In chapter 14, an asterisk before a text number means that I did not find any audio for that text, and so the transcription is less reliable.

**

A double asterisk indicates a non-existent or ungrammatical form.

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