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Words related to Semitic-speaking

able to communicate in a Semitic language

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With exquisite timing, the hand-coloured lithographs appear in three books recording sites in The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea (Edom - the home of a Semitic-speaking tribal group comprising part of the Negev Desert and the Arabah valley at the southern end of the Dead Sea, plus adjacent land in what is now ordan), Arabia, Egypt and Nubia by the Scottish painter David Roberts - a kind of photo-journalist of his day - who visited the Middle East in 1838/9.
In chapter ten of The Syllabic Inscriptions from Byblos, I outlined briefly the present state of knowledge concerning Semitic-speaking populations in the Early Bronze Age, and their probable relationships to later, better known, languages.
Generally the Akkadian word is known and the gloss suggests that the West Semitic-speaking scribe used this West Semitic word in his own language to correspond to the Akkadian word.
Ethio-Semitic languages and Akkadian, the representatives of the two geographical ends of the Semitic-speaking world, retain the geminated imperfect indicative, as in Akkadian iparras "divides/will divide" and Ge'ez y[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]qatt[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]l "he kills" = Proto-Modern South Arabian nongeminated *y[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]qat[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]l.
Instead he suggests that they represented efforts to control the area north and northwest of Assyria to the Euphrates; the Arameans living there may have been part of the Semitic-speaking tribal groups that were there in the second millennium both as pastoralists and urban dwellers.