The Etymology of Sabaic br'place'

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This article proposes an etymology for the common Sabaic word brá 'place', namely, via derivation from the nominalised prepositional phrase br 'place', with two phonological shifts at play: (a) elision of the intervocalic glottal stop, and (b) metathesis of /t / and /r/.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-335
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Semitic Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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