Decomposition of Hamito-Semitic Roots into their Ultimate Primeval Components
Including Deep Comparative Studies of Hamito-Semitic and Indo-European and of Hamito-Semitic and Sino-Tibetan on All Levels of Structure
El Rabih Makki
The present book is wholly based on new linguistic discoveries and without them it will never come into existence. Its findings are revolutionary in linguistics; they radically change our view of language and its evolutionary history in the course of millennia, unveil the obvious relationships among world’s languages, and raze to ground the walls of might that the vicissitudes of time have built to keep language apart.
1. It demonstrates clearly that Hamito-Semitic root is a complex word consisting of a number of elements agglutinated together and expressing a concrete or special meaning. The linguistic elements of any traditional root can be easily divided into ‘a primeval root, called proot’ (a blend of primitive and root) compounded with another proot or old grammatical affixes. All such elements are originally separate words, each having a well-defined meaning or grammatical function. Concrete evidence covers nearly all Hamito-Semitic etymological dictionary.
2. The research assumes that proots discovered in Hamito-Semitic family are found in all other families of languages and there is no language family which has completely lost any of such proots. To prove this fact scientifically, the research compares Hamito-Semitic and Indo-European language families. The study demonstrates incredible similarities in sound correspondences, in proots, in traditional roots and their derivatives, and in their grammatical systems. Concrete evidence covers nearly all Hamito-Semitic & Indo-European etymological dictionaries & morphological systems.
3. The research also compares, though briefly, Hamito-Semitic with the oldest known documents of the Sino-Tibetan family. The purpose of this special comparative study is to demonstrate that the very same proots are found in Sino-Tibetan, that this family is originally inflectional, and that its monosyllabic words are originally complex words.
Concrete evidence covers most basic and indispensable words of Sino-Tibetan and Hamito-Semitic and extends to phonology and morphology.
In addition to ‘evolution of language’, the research also treats in depth the ‘evolution of human capacities for language’. In the light of the new discoveries, the research evaluates all important theories and assumptions that have been built on language and explains why all attempts to prove relationships among families of languages have failed.
ISBN 9783862885541. LINCOM Etymological Studies 02. 794pp. 2014. (Hardbound)