By Martin R. Zammit
This paintings doesn't goal to be an etymological dictionary of Qur'anic Arabic, nor does it try to recommend a few new genetic type of the Semitic languages. relatively, it deals insights into the inner lexical relationships attested in a few Semitic forms inside of Qur'anic Arabic (seventh century AD). The paintings relies on a quantitative research of a considerable corpus of the Arabic lexicon in order to investigating lexical relationships inside of a few Semitic languages. Qur'anic Arabic is the resource of a lexical mass comparability workout concerning Akkadian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Phoenician, Epigraphic South Arabian and Ge'ez. in addition, the lexical hyperlinks pointed out during this research are in themselves linguistic symptoms of some of the levels of cultural proximity characterising a number of the Semitic languages.
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32 The inscriptions in Nabataean script from Umm al-Gimal (ca. D. D. D. 34 As for inscriptions in early Arabic script, the most important are those from: Gabal Ramm (mid-4th profitable than raiding it. Although signs of a commercial recovery in Arabia were evident, the volume of trade was less than that of Nabataean times, reaching lower levels after the advent of Islam. 29 Referring to the poetic language of pre-Islamic bedouin poets, Brockelmann 1908: 23 states "Diese Dichtersprache zeichnet sich durch grossen Formenreichtum aus und bedeutet in der Feinheit ihrer syntaktischen Ausdrucksmittel den Hohepunkt aller semitischen Sprachentwicklung.
Arab warriors fought against Alexander the Great during the siege of Tyre. 21 It was in Petra lD The Nabataeans spoke a variety of ancient Arabic, but had adopted Aramaic as their written language. D. C. ". . " 16 Eph'al 1982: 8. It is only during the 1st c. D. that reference to 'Arabs' is made in inscriptions from the region of the kingdom of Sheba. 17 Eph'al 1982: 9. 18 Eph'al 1982: 9. 19 Briquel-Chatonnet 1992: 39-40. 20 Cf. the Hatra inscriptions (2nd~3rd c. ). 22 Some scholars, like Blau, portray the Arabs in the Arabian peninsula as living "..
2 The 'arabiyya question and Quranic Arabic Notwithstanding the literary excellence of some of the long preIslamic poems, or qasa'id,40 the Qur'dn is definitely on a level of its own as the most eminent written manifestation of the Arabic language. Langhade remarks that: . . cette oeuvre apparait sans que nous ayons de veritable trace et esquisse des constructions litteraires qui Font precedee et preparee. Nous n'avons du coup aucun point de repere pour la situer et la juger. 41 Not much is revealed in the Qur'dn about its language.