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Studies in Semitic Linguistics and Manuscripts : A Liber Discipulorum in Honour of Professor Geoffrey Khan

TL;DR: The Festschrift as discussed by the authors is a collection of papers in honour of Geoffrey Khan, the Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge, written by his former and current students and post-doctoral re...
Abstract: This Festschrift is a collection of papers in honour of Geoffrey Khan, the Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge, written by his former and current students and post-doctoral re ...
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01 Sep 1986-Language

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TL;DR: In this paper, Xeyoixai et al. show that the poet's anger is most likely connected with love, as irvpl Xe'yofiai (i.e.
Abstract: which appear boldly and effectively in this restricted compass. It is still more notable that the poet's anger_is most likely connected with love, as irvpl Xe'yofiai (i.4) would suggest. (The phrase is different from ^Ac'yo/xai: I agree with L. C. Watson, Arae [1991], 262.) The poem thus belongs to an increasing number of finds from or related to Hellenistic elegy which show what seems a combination of ostensibly personal poetry about love with a series of mythological exempla (P. Oxy. 3723; SH 964). We seem even in this case to be dealing with something less massive than the Lyde or the Leontion; and in these papyrus works, at least, the amatory situation was probably a significant subject of the poetry (note here IXVTJCOVTCU doiSai'...cuc TC nvpl Xeyoixai). The connections with Roman elegy are intriguing. Our poet is palpably conscious of the discords and disparities in the material and the types of poetry he brings together. We should not think of these poems as love-elegy at a more primitive stage in its evolution towards 'subjectivity'. Rather we should observe, in elegy, teasing treatment of professedly personal poetry which offers an interesting parallel to the related but different audacities developed by individual Roman poets. The genre itself is particularly important there: Roman elegists affect a compelling delimitation of elegy, but proceed to play with and break out of those limits. H. ascribes this piece to Hermesianax, on the basis of Paus. 7.18.2. One sees the attraction; but his attempt to reduce the interval in style from Hermes, fr. 7 Powell seems fairly forced. Some slight points on the first column. 8: very difficult, -oc j€ prevents a third-foot caesura; a connective T« with dc would produce a very weak clause. It might be worth remembering that OCT€, unlike oc -re, could be postponed (SH 974.1, cf. Hermes, fr. 7.35 Powell); and that the corruption in the couplet might be more complicated or extensive than the omission of one complete line. 10: H. assumes that x°^9\" iS 'he antecedent of dc; it is much more likely Zeus, so that A toe 8eic]ac is to be preferred. SeiAsuits sinners better than war. 18: one would expect the sense to be rather as in e.g. dAA' dAioV ot] e#ij/ce /Se'Aoc (cf. [Theocr.J 25.236, 239, eToicioc, dyejioiAioc; spacing, and word-end, would be acceptable). 19: ^eiSo/xcu seems a curious verb to use of Athene in relation to Heracles (PMG 933 is of course different); and fxeydXwc would then seem a curious adverb for it.

121 citations

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26 Mar 2014
TL;DR: A selection of transcribed texts in the Neo-Aramaic dialect of the Jewish community of Zakho, recorded from Zakho-born members of that community living in Jerusalem is presented in this paper.
Abstract: The Jewish communities of Kurdistan spoke various dialects of North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic (NENA) as their native language. All of the Jews of Kurdistan immigrated en masse to the newly founded State of Israel in 1951, gradually adopting Modern Hebrew as their language. This volume contains a selection of transcribed texts in the Neo-Aramaic dialect of the Jewish community of Zakho, recorded from Zakho-born members of that community living in Jerusalem. An attempt has been made to give representative texts for several realms of life and of the oral culture, and to provide contextualisation of each text by means of introductory notes. The chapters herein discuss the following topics: oral literature; domestic and communal life; economic life; and linguistic features of the Jewish Nort-Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect of Zakho. The transcriptions are based on recordings made by the author in course of field work.

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01 Jan 1993
TL;DR: The Transvestite Continuum: Liberace-Valentino-Elvis Conclusion a tergo : Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Bed as discussed by the authors The Chic of Araby: Transvestitism and the Erotics of Cultural Appropriation 13.
Abstract: Introduction List of Plates Part One: Transvestite Logics 1. Dress Codes or the Theatricality of Difference 2. Cross-Dress for Success 3. The Transvestite's Progress 4. Spare Parts: The Surgical Construction of Gender 5. Fetish Envy 6. Breaking the Code: Transvestitism and Gay Identity Part Two: Transvestite Effects 7. Fear of Flying or Why is Peter Pan a Woman 8. Cherchez la Femme: Cross-Dressing in Detective Fiction 9. Religious Habits 10. Phantoms of the Opera: Actor, Diplomat, Transvestite, Spy 11. Black and White TV: Cross-Dressing the Colour Line 12. The Chic of Araby: Transvestitism and the Erotics of Cultural Appropriation 13.The Transvestite Continuum: Liberace-Valentino-Elvis Conclusion a tergo : Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Bed.

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TL;DR: In this paper, AA affirment que l'on tend a identifier une langue and un espace geographique specifique, une nation, a culture, and a language.
Abstract: Les AA. affirment que l'on tend a identifier une langue et un espace geographique specifique, une nation, une culture. Ils estiment que cette perspective derive de l'analyse des processus de differenciation politique qui ont marque l'histoire de l'Europe. Ils considerent dans le meme temps qu'elle est inadequate. Ils montrent que les frontieres entre langues et dialectes sont des constructions sociales. Ils etudient les processus grâce auxquels une unite linguitique devient une unite sociale definie. Ils comparent ce type de phenomene aux differenciations qui s'operent au sein des disciplines scientifiques. Ils mettent en relief les processus ideologiques qui les sous-tendent

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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: This paper found no positive difference in meaning between the pairs, apart from the few cases of collectives/nomina unitatis (# 6 and perhaps # 3) and found that one of the forms occurs in a poetic or elevated style, and the other mainly in an ordinary prosaic style.
Abstract: nouns (## 1–2), parts of body (## 3–4), agricultural terms (## 5–6), words connected with clothing (## 7–8); and pairs of words with initial ma-/mi(## 9– 12; see 5.6), seven of which are from medial-waw roots (## 11–12). He finds no positive difference in meaning between the pairs, apart from the few cases of collectives/nomina unitatis (# 6 and perhaps # 3). 1. המשא / םשא guilt 2. המקנ / םקנ dominion, vengeance 3. הרבא / א רב pinion 4. הרג / רג back 5. הקלח / ח קל territory 6. הציצ / ץיצ blossom 7. הדפא / דופא ephod 8. הרוגח / רוגח loin-covering 9. הנתמ / ןתמ gift 10. תרכממ / מ רכמ ware 11. הרוגמ / רוגמ terror 12. הלוחמ / לוחמ dance In five cases he found that one of the forms occurs in a poetic or elevated style, and the other mainly in an ordinary prosaic style (## 13–17).

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01 Jan 1859
TL;DR: In this paper, the parts of speech are divided into prepositions, numerals, adverbs, conjunctions, and interjections, and the Particles: A. The verb A. General view B. The strong verb C.
Abstract: Part I. Orthography and Orthoepy: Part II. Etymology or the Parts of Speech: 1. The verb A. General view B. The strong verb C. The weak verb 2. The noun A. The nouns substantive and adjective B. The numerals C. The nomina demonstrativa and conjuctiva Part III. The Particles: A. The prepositions B. The adverbs C. The conjunctions D. The interjections.

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TL;DR: In this article, the Beziehung der Grammatik zur Logik Nachtrage Indices is discussed.Vorwort I. Einfurhung II. Grammatiker im Irak III. Grammars in Persien IV. Grammetiker in Syrien-Arabien V.
Abstract: Vorwort I. Einfurhung II. Grammatiker im Irak III. Grammatiker in Persien IV. Grammatiker in Syrien-Arabien V. Grammatiker in Agypten VI. Grammatiker in Nordafrika VII. Grammatiker in Spanien VIII. Anonyme Werke IX. Sprachphilosophie und die Beziehung der Grammatik zur Logik Nachtrage Indices

344 citations