Some Observations on the Construct Marker -a in Classical Ethiopic

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  • Kasper Siegismund
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 made here which seem to lend support to the idea that the use of the marker in the construct state is in fact a generalization of the accusative ending.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAethiopica
Volume20
Pages (from-to)202-209
Number of pages8
ISSN1430-1938
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Theology - Ethiopic language, Classical Ethiopic, Ge'ez, Semitic languages

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