On the Role of South Arabian and Ethio-Semitic within a Comparative Semitic Lexicographical Project

  • Lutz Edzard ILOS, University of Oslo


Genetic classification in general depends to a large extent on the criteria selected. Inspired by Kogan 2015 and other sources, this paper looks at specific lexical peculiarities and semantic traits in the South Semitic (mainly modern South Arabian and Ethio-Semitic) lexicon, in order to determine the value of the South Semitic lexicon for genetic classification within Semitic at large.

Author Biography

Lutz Edzard, ILOS, University of Oslo
Researcher, Russian linguistics