Different strata of Semitic loanwords are successively identified in the lexicon of Northern Somali (NS): Ancient South Arabian, Arabic, Southern Ethiosemitic. The different phonological developments of Arabic loanwords are discussed in order to identify when and how they entered NS: directly at different ages, indirectly through Harari or other languages. The historical and archaeological correlates of these language contact phenomena are also discussed.

Strata in loanwords from Arabic and other Semitic languages in Northern Somali

BANTI, Giorgio
2013

Abstract

Different strata of Semitic loanwords are successively identified in the lexicon of Northern Somali (NS): Ancient South Arabian, Arabic, Southern Ethiosemitic. The different phonological developments of Arabic loanwords are discussed in order to identify when and how they entered NS: directly at different ages, indirectly through Harari or other languages. The historical and archaeological correlates of these language contact phenomena are also discussed.
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