Tag: afro-asiatic

Roots of the Arabic Language

Roots of the Arabic Language

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Arabic, as a language, has been coming more and more into the limelight due to world events. With all of the people fleeing war and destruction lately, Arabic is bound to spread and be spoken in even more countries. This isn’t something we need to feel wary of, however. Adding to the […]

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Africa: at the Boundaries of Babel

Africa: at the Boundaries of Babel

The African territory is characterized by the widest variety of spoken languages in the world. Due to the overlapping and the coexistence of so many idioms any classification may appear somehow absurd; nonetheless, linguists, forcing limits of nature, have elaborated a broad categorization and have divided African Languages in three main branches: the first is […]

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Let’s Arabic

Let’s Arabic

The Arabic language descends from the Afro-asiatic branch of the Semitic language tree. As many Semitic languages do, Arabic builds up words using semantic bases composed by sequences of two letters. Syntax is characterized by Protosemitic-like declensions, which is quite a conservative aspect of this language. Arabic phonological system owns a scarce number of vowels, […]

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