A reconstruction of the system of verb aspects in proto-Berbero-Semitic

@article{Kossmann2018ARO,
  title={A reconstruction of the system of verb aspects in proto-Berbero-Semitic},
  author={Maarten Kossmann and Benjamin D. Suchard},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={81},
  pages={41 - 56}
}
  • M. Kossmann, B. Suchard
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Linguistics
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Abstract Several verbal forms reconstructed for proto-Semitic strongly resemble reconstructed forms in proto-Berber: compare Semitic yV-PaRRaS to Berber y-əFăRRăS, Semitic yV-PRaS to Berber y-əFRăS, and Semitic yV-PRuS and yV-PRiS to Berber y-ăFRəS. We suggest that these forms are historically related and sketch a line of development from the reconstructed meanings to their attested uses. yVPaRRaS, originally imperfective, retains that value in both Berber and Semitic. yVPRas, originally… 
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