The Formation of Ethiopian Semitic Internal Reduplication *

  title={The Formation of Ethiopian Semitic Internal Reduplication *},
  author={John Benjamins and Sharon Lee Rose},
Semitic word formation has proved particularly contentious over the past several years with respect to the notion of the 'root' and 'template'. While traditional grammarians viewed Semitic words as consisting of roots and patterns (involved in paradigmatic relations), this approach has proved insufficient for certain kinds of word-formation that appear to require correspondence between words, such as the relationship between singular nouns and broken plurals (Ratcliffe 1998). In modern… CONTINUE READING


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