Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic

  • Kasper Siegismund University of Copenhagen

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, Kasper. Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic. Aethiopica, [S.l.], v. 20, p. 202–209, mar. 2018. ISSN 2194-4024. Available at: <https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/aethiopica/article/view/994>. Date accessed: 21 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.994.
Section
Miscellaneous

Keywords

Ge'ez; grammar; Semitic case endings