In: Scrinium
In: Semitic Languages in Contact
Authors: Maria Bulakh and Leonid Kogan
The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal by Maria Bulakh and Leonid Kogan is a detailed annotated edition of a unique monument of Late Medieval Arabic lexicography, comprising 475 Arabic lexemes (some of them post-classical Yemeni dialectisms) translated into several Ethiopian idioms and put down in Arabic letters in a late-fourteenth century manuscript from a codex in a private Yemeni collection. For the many languages involved, the Glossary provides the earliest written records, by several centuries pre-dating the most ancient attestations known so far. The edition, preceded by a comprehensive linguistic introduction, gives a full account of the comparative material from all known Ethiopian Semitic languages. A detailed index ensures the reader’s orientation in the lexical treasures revealed from the Glossary.
Authors: Leonid Kogan and Maria Bulakh

The article deals with two hitherto unexplored—to some extent, even unknown—verbal categories of the Modern South Arabian language Soqotri (Island of Soqotra, Gulf of Aden, Yemen), namely the “old imperative” and the n-conditional. Research material is taken from both the early publications of the Austrian expedition and the authors’ own field materials recently collected on the island. It is demonstrated that both categories have survived up to now and can be found—albeit not very frequently—in the living speech of the islanders. In the concluding segments of the article, a few hypotheses about the functional load of the categories under scrutiny are advanced and discussed.

In: Brill's Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics
In: The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal
In: The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal
In: The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal
In: The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal
In: The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal
In: The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal