Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic

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  • Kasper Siegismund University of Copenhagen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.994

Keywords:

Ge'ez, grammar, Semitic case endings

Abstract

This contribution offers a discussion of the Classical Ethiopic use of the marker -a to indicate both the direct object and the construct state of nouns. Following a critical evaluation of the explanation of the phenomenon given by Josef Tropper, a few observations are made here which seem to lend support to the idea that the use of the marker in the construct state is in fact a generalization of the accusative ending.

Author Biography

Kasper Siegismund, University of Copenhagen

PhD Fellow, Faculty of Theology, Section of Biblical Exegesis

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Published online

2018-03-28

How to Cite

[1]
Siegismund, K. 2017. Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic Aethiopica 20 (2017) 202–209. DOI:https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.994.

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