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The Development of the Amharic Definite Article and an Indonesian Parallel

Aaron D. Rubin

in Journal of Semitic Studies

Published on behalf of University of Manchester

Volume 55, issue 1, pages 103-114
Published in print January 2010 | ISSN: 0022-4480
Published online January 2010 | e-ISSN: 1477-8556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jss/fgq050
The Development of the Amharic Definite Article and an Indonesian Parallel

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The definite articles of Amharic and some other Ethiopian languages derive from possessives rather than demonstratives, and the origin of these articles has never been convincingly explained. The development of a possessive into a definite article in Indonesian provides a clue to the origin of the definite articles in Ethiopic.

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Subjects: Middle Eastern History ; Middle Eastern Languages ; Literary Studies - World ; Biblical Studies

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