Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic

  • Kasper Siegismund University of Copenhagen
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
Published online
2018-03-28
How to Cite
Siegismund, K. (2018). Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic. Aethiopica, 20(1), 202–209. https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.994
Section
Miscellaneous