Materials and Language: Pre-Semitic Root Structure Change Concomitant with Transition to Agriculture

@inproceedings{Agmon2010MaterialsAL,
  title={Materials and Language: Pre-Semitic Root Structure Change Concomitant with Transition to Agriculture},
  author={N. Agmon},
  year={2010}
}
Materials and language have evolved together. Thus the archaeological dating of materials possibly also dates the words which name them. Analysis of Proto-Semitic (PS) material terms reveals that materials discovered during the Neolithic are uniquely triconsonantal (3c) whereas biconsonantal (2c) names were utilized for materials of the Old Stone-Age. This establishes a major transition in pre-Semitic language structure, concomitant with the transition to agriculture. Associations of material… Expand
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