Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic

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Siegismund, Kasper;
  • Publisher: Universit├Ąt Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.994
  • Subject: Semitic studies; linguistics; Ethiopian studies | Ge'ez; grammar; Semitic case endings | ddc:400 | ddc:490

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 ... View more