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Lunch on the hunt for new words in #Safaitic country. Nothing tastes as good as a can of tuna after hiking for hours through the basalt. @karojawo and I are wrapping up the 1st comprehensive dictionary of Safaitic. We've reached over 1500 entries -to appear with @BrillPublishing
But there are still significant gaps, as there always are with dead languages. I filled out the #swadesh 200 as best I could -- check it out and compare it to the Semitic languages you know.…
@PhDniX and @lameensouag are using this in a fascinating study on the lexical distances between the Semitic languages. I don't know the results yet, but they promise to be interesting! Stay tuned.
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