A Dictionary of the Safaitic Inscriptions


This is the first comprehensive dictionary of the Safaitic inscriptions, comprising more than 1400 lemmata and 1500 lexical items. The dictionary includes a lengthy introduction to the inscriptions as well an outline of various aspects of the Safaitic writing tradition.

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Ahmad Al-Jallad, Ph.D. (2012), Harvard University, is the Sofia Chair of Arabic at The Ohio State University. He has published and edited several books and many articles on the inscriptions and writing cultures of Ancient Arabia as well as on the comparative grammar of the Semitic languages.

Karolina Jaworska, MA in Arabic studies (spec. Linguistics), Jagiellonian University (Poland), has worked on various projects related to security, water management, and economy in MENA region. She is currently working on the Hismaic inscriptions, focusing in particular on applying machine learning and big data solutions to linguistics.
"Ainsi, Karolina Jaworska et Ahmad Al-Jallad proposent par cet ouvrage, un véritable dictionnaire de la langue des inscriptions safaïtiques, qui vient compléter la grammaire, publiée il y a quelques années également chez Brill. Ces deux travaux offrent un éclairage majeur sur l’histoire des langues sémitiques en général et de la langue arabe en particulier." ~ Jonas Sibony, Université de Strasbourg, France, in Arabica 68/1 (2021), pp. 105-108.
Letter Order and Transcription Conventions Abbreviations
Introduction  1 Overview of Safaitic  2 The Language of the Safaitic Inscriptions and Its Speakers  3 Writing System  4 Text Genres  5 Resources for the Study of Safaitic  6 The Safaitic Dictionary  7 The Entries
Sigla and Bibliography
All interested in Arabic, the Semitic languages, and the epigraphy and archaeology of Arabia.
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