International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Pronouns in Semitic Languages
Dr. Shatha Ata Jarrar

This research paper studies pronouns in Semitic languages, as a subject matter of comparative linguistics. It begins with defining the pronoun, linguistically, and idiomatically, after discussing a view (hypothesis) of old linguists,(Interpreters, Recents, and Orientals), arguing that Arabic is the primitive (parent ), language of Semitic languages. Arabic which belongs to the “Semitic languages family”, has some characteristics in-common with its family, which include, phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics. This study focuses on pronouns, by bringing together, common characteristics of pronouns in Semitic languages, in an attempt to explain the philosophy behind its formation and structure, of Arabic language in specific, and of Semitic languages in general.

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