Zum Tigre

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Voigt, Rainer (2012)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.11.1.154
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | Linguistics; Tigre; Orthography; Morphology; Causal Clause; Objectsuffix; Articles; Consonats | ddc:490 | ddc:400

In Aethiopica 10 (2007) Gianfrancesco Lusini analysed and translated a passage from the new novel written in Tigre by Mohammad-Ali Ibrahim Mohammad. In very many cases I would prefer a different transcription and a different grammatical explanation, e.g. concerning the lengthening of consonants. Similarly the aʾa spelling of verbal forms in the A- and At-stems does not have its origin in the author’s “own convention” but it reflects an old orthographic and dialectal peculiarity.