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  Canaanite languages
The Canaanite languages are a subfamily of the Semitic languages, spoken by the ancient Canaanite peoples.
Canaanite languages were also spoken in ancient times by the self-identified Hebrews who are believed to have immigrated to the Canaan region from the Chaldees.
in the Phoenician languages: Ahiram inscription,sarcophagus of Eshmunazar[1], Kilamuwa inscription
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ca/canaanite_languages.html   (196 words)

  
 Canaan - Crystalinks
The Canaanites actually became a general term for "all the inhabitants" of the land of ancient Israel, and especially to the tribe who dwelt west of the Dead Sea and had conquered the whole area east of the Jordan River.
The Canaanites called her "She who gives birth to the Gods" and as the "Lady who traverses the Sea" she is Goddess of both the Sea and Moon.
In the Canaanite myth, a new and possibly Akkadian outsider, whose name is Ba'al Haddad or Lord enters the situation in hated competition with Asherah and her children by El.
www.crystalinks.com /canaan.html   (3357 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Canaanite languages
The Canaanite languages are a subfamily of the Semitic languages, spoken by the ancient peoples of the Canaan region, including Canaanites, Hebrews, Phoenicians, and eventually Philistines.
The Phoenician (and especially Carthaginian) expansion spread their Canaanite language to the Western Mediterranean for a time, but there too it died out, although it seems to have survived slightly longer than in Phoenicia itself.
in the Phoenician languages: Ahiram inscription,sarcophagus of Eshmunazar[1], Kilamuwa inscription, the Byblos inscription
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Canaanite_languages   (422 words)

  
 Akkadian College of Divinity: Akkadia, the Akkadian language
It was adopted by the Akkadians ca.2500 BC from the Sumerians, whose language was not a Semitic tongue.
The Semitic languages are named after Shem or Sem, the oldest son of Noah, from whom most of the languages' speakers were said to be descended.
The language is also preserved in inscriptions from ancient Phoenician colonies, especially Carthage, whose language was a variant of Phoenician known as Punic.
divinity.insights2.org /Akkadian.html   (1065 words)

  
 Hebrew language at AllExperts
In Israel, it is the de facto language of the state and the people, as well as being one of the two official languages (together with Arabic), and is spoken by an overwhelming majority of the population.
By the end of the 3rd millennium BCE the ancestral Aramaic, Ugaritic and Canaanite languages were spoken in the Levant alongside the influential dialects of Ebla and Akkad.
The language of the Neo-Babylonian Empire was a dialect of Aramaic.
en.allexperts.com /e/h/he/hebrew_language.htm   (5300 words)

  
 Canaanite languages Information
All of them became extinct as native languages in the early 1st millennium CE, although Hebrew remained in continuous literary and religious use among Jews, and was revived as a spoken, everyday language in the 19th century by Eliezer Ben Yehuda.
The extra-biblical Canaanite inscriptions are gathered along with Aramaic inscriptions in editions of the book "Kanaanäische und Aramäische Inschriften", from which they may be referenced as KAI n (for a number n); for example, the Mesha Stele is "KAI 181".
The Canaanite languages, together with the Aramaic languages and Ugaritic, form the Northwest Semitic subgroup.
www.bookrags.com /Canaanite_languages   (281 words)

  
 Semitic Languages Branch of the Afro-Asiatic Language Family
Languages of the World is brought to you by the National Virtual Translation Center.
As the language of the Qur'an and as a lingua franca of the region, it is widely studied in the Moslem world.
All these languages are extinct, except Hebrew, which was revived as a spoken language only in the 19th and 20th centuries.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/august/SemiticLanguages.html   (1238 words)

  
 Afroasiatic languages. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The writings in Ugaritic are important in the study of the Hebrew language and biblical literature of the early period.
The Omotic languages were formerly classified with the Cushitic and are spoken by perhaps 3 million people who live in SW Ethiopia in the Omo River region.
Another descendant of the Canaanite branch is the Greek alphabet, which is the parent of all modern European alphabets, including the Roman and the Cyrillic.
www.bartleby.com /65/af/Afroasia.html   (2033 words)

  
 Codicil
If a character is in conversation with someone who speaks a language in the same language family as one the PC is proficient in, but not the exact language of the PC, conversation is possible with a successful Intelligence check by the PC (DC 13).
The most glaring inaccuracy is the classification of “Canaanite” languages as a family distinct from the Semitic languages.
Languages grouped in table 2 in the “Isolates” column are languages featured in Testament that are not closely related to other Testament languages and should not be eligible for cross-conversation as described in the Testament rule quoted above.
www.heardworld.com /codicil/play/languages.htm   (1038 words)

  
 Semitic languages at AllExperts
Semitic languages were among the earliest to attain a written form, with Akkadian writing beginning in the middle of the third millennium BC.
Semitic daughter languages spread outwards from its heartland in the Arabian Peninsula and the southern Levant.
All Semitic languages exhibit a unique pattern of stems consisting of "triliteral" or consonantal roots (normally consisting of three consonants), from which nouns, adjectives, and verbs are formed by inserting vowels with, potentially, prefixes, suffixes, or infixes (consonants inserted within the original root).
en.allexperts.com /e/s/se/semitic_languages.htm   (2432 words)

  
 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Semitic, pt. 2
You have reached the second page on Semitic Languages, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
updated 4-29-2003 Geez (Afro-Asiatic) is the literary language developed by missionaries for the translation of the scriptures after the Christianization of Ethiopia in the 4th century A.D. It is the official language of the Ethiopian Christian church, and is written with the Ethiopic alphabet.
It was the language of the Ugaritic civilization in the ancient Near East.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/semite2h.htm   (1306 words)

  
 Hebrew_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
In Israel, it is the de facto language of the state and the people, as well as being one of the two official languages (together with Arabic), and is spoken by a majority of the population.
The Canaanite languages are a group within Northwest Semitic, emerging in the 2nd millennium BCE in the Levant, gradually separating from Aramaic and Ugaritic.
It was possibly influenced by the Aramaic and Arabic languages, and in some cases by Sephardi Hebrew, although some linguists maintain that it is the direct heir of Biblical Hebrew and thus represents the true dialect of Hebrew.
www.school-explorer.com /Hebrew   (6663 words)

  
 Sacred Names, Definitions, Languages, What is God's Name?
What it does say is that the "one language" was "mixed", resulting in "many languages" and the people being scattered "abroad upon the face of all the earth." (verse 9).
According to scholars qualified to comment on the subject of ancient languages, and according to the archaeological record, such speculation is in error.
Babylonian was not the scribes' native language, so beside the standard lists of Sumerian and Akkadian words, they compiled others giving equivalents in their own W Semitic language ('Ugaritic') and in Hurrian, another current tongue.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/1611/name9.html   (1890 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
As a language, Hebrew refers to one of several dialects of the Canaanite language.
The revival of Hebrew language as a mother tongue was initiated by the efforts of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858-1922) ().
The official ordinance stated that Yiddish, being the spoken language of the Russian Jews, should be treated as their only national language, while Hebrew was to be treated as a foreign language.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Hebrew_language   (6492 words)

  
 Semitic Languages (and the Phoenician language)
Ancient languages spoken by non-Arab population of these many Middle Easter countries continue to survive in the dialects/languages of everyday life and the roots of the older languages of the Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac, Assyrian, Coptic...etc. are still evident.
Ancient languages spoken by non-Arab population of these countries continue to survive in the dialects/languages of everyday life and the roots of the older languages of the Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac, Assyrian, Coptic...etc. are still evident.
It diverged from the South Arabian languages around the beginning of the Christian era, reaching its greatest extension in the 4th century AD, when it was spoken especially in the kingdom of Aksum on either side of the present-day border of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
phoenicia.org /semlang.html   (2749 words)

  
 Introduction to Ethiopic
All of the languages have representative masculine and feminine genders and three main cases: subjective, objective, and possessive; or nominative, accusative, and genitive.
The northern peripheral languages of Akkadian and its dialects, Babylonian and Assyrian, are considered to be in the ancient to middle phase.
Canaanite, Ugaritic, and Amorite were spoken from about 3000 to 2000 BC in Palestine, Phoenicia, Syria, and Mesopotamia.
www.ethiopic.com /introdct.htm   (712 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Hebrew languages refer to a variety of Canaanite languages and dialects historically spoken by various peoples in the region of Canaan whom Abrahamic religion believes to have been Hebrews who emigrated from the Chaldees.
The language was Akkadian, the predominating language of the Chaldees.
The language was one of the extinct Hurro-Urartian languages, a non-Semitic language family based in eastern Anatolia.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Hebrew_languages   (516 words)

  
 Hamito-Semitic languages: The Semitic Subfamily
The Semitic languages are named after Shem or Sem, the oldest son of Noah, from whom most of the languages' speakers were said to be descended.
A Semitic language (or languages) was brought from S Arabia to Ethiopia during the first millennium B.C. by Semites.
The Semitic languages of Ethiopia are classified as North Ethiopic (to which Geez or classical Ethiopic, Tigre, and Tigrinya belong) and South Ethiopic (consisting of Amharic, Harari, Gurage, and others).
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0858549.html   (1276 words)

  
 Exerts From "Amharic Verb Morphology: A Generative Approach"
The eight named languages might be considered the major Ethiopian languages: they account for about 5/6 of the total population, and no other language exceeds 500,000 speakers.
Not only are the languages spoken by most Ethiopians genetically related, but (as Ferguson 1970 and 1976 has shown) the phenomenon of diffusion of traits over a large area has resulted in even more sharing of common features than one would expect among languages of three coordinate branches of a super-family.
The conquering Semitic-speakers spoke a language which was perhaps only four to seven centuries removed from a common origin with Giiz, the classical language of the Aksum Empire and of Medieval Ethiopian religion and literature.
www.abyssiniagateway.net /info/bender.html   (1976 words)

  
 Bible Dictionary: Languages of the Bible
The Bible was written in the languages of ancient Palestine: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.
It was the common language of the New Testament writers.
In particular Ugaritic (Canaanite in culture if not geography, which is similar to Hebrew) and Aramaic (language of some chapters of the OT).
www.bible.gen.nz /amos/language/languages.htm   (337 words)

  
 Hebrew_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
On his argument, the underlying structure of the language is Slavic, "re-lexified" to absorb much of the vocabulary and inflexional system of Hebrew, in much the same way as a creole.
The language of Jesus and the Neo-Babylonian Empire was a dialect of Aramaic.
Hebrew functioned as the local mother tongue, Aramaic functioned as the international language with the rest of the Mideast, and eventually Greek functioned as another international language with the eastern areas of the Roman Empire.
language.school-explorer.com /Hebrew   (7175 words)

  
 Hebrew 101 > Hebrew Language > History
Nevertheless, Hebrew survived as a liturgical and literary language in the form of later Amoraic Hebrew, which sometimes occurs in the text of the Gemara.
The revival of Hebrew language as a mother tongue was initiated by the efforts of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858-1922) (אליעזר בן–יהודה‎).
A constructed modern language with a truly Semitic vocabulary and written appearance, although often European in syntax and form, was to take its place among the current languages of the nations.
www.101languages.net /hebrew/history.html   (2375 words)

  
 The Middle East
Turkish, formerly known as the Ottoman language, is the language of the Turks.
Pushtu is the language of the Afghans and one of the 2 state languages of Afghanistan.
Hebrew is a semitic language of the Canaanite subgroup and the official language of Israel.
www.east-link.com /meast.html   (503 words)

  
 Definition of Canaanite languages
Of these, the most well-preserved is Biblical Hebrew, and the only Canaanite language spoken as a vernacular in modern times is Israeli Hebrew.
Additionally, the Phoenician ports and mariners spoke Canaanite languages, and the language of their colony Carthage evolved into the Punic language.
in the Phoenician languages: Ahiram inscription,sarcophagus of Eshmunazar[1] (http://www.proel.org/alfabetos/fenicio19.gif), Kilamuwa inscription, the Byblos inscription
www.wordiq.com /definition/Canaanite_languages   (257 words)

  
 Hebrew Translation - Translate Hebrew Language Translator
This language family probably originated in northeast Africa, and began to diverge around the 8th millennium BC, though there is much debate about the actual date.
At the end of the 3rd millennium BC the ancestral languages of Aramaic, Ugaritic and other various Canaanite languages were spoken in the Levant alongside the influential dialects of Ebla and Akkad.
The formal language of the Babylonian Empire was Aramaic (its name is either derived from "Aram Naharayim", Mesopotamia, or from "Aram," Canaanite for "highland," the ancient name for Syria).
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/hebrew.shtml   (4682 words)

  
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