Towards a Better Understanding of the Harsusi Language

Aaron D. Rubin

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The Harsusi texts collected by T.M. Johnstone and published by Harry Stroomer (2004) comprise the only corpus of Harsusi texts published to date, and thus remain an invaluable source for the study of that language. A re-examination of the audio recordings of these texts reveal that the draft manuscripts on which the published edition was based contain numerous discrepancies, including many errors. By using these audio recordings in order to obtain corrected readings, we are able to better analyse and more accurately describe the phonology and morphology of Harsusi, a language for which we as yet have no comprehensive description.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-342
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Semitic Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023

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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