Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Old Sudanese Language and Meroitic

Anas Elbashir Ahmed Musa has used comparative linguistic methods to illustrate the genetic linguistic relationship between Old Sudanese Language (Colloquial Sudanese Arabic) and Meroitic. Brother Anas Elbashir has illustrated the continued use of classical Meroitic terms among contemporary Sudanese.



Meroitic Survivals The meaning*
Sudanese Arabic dialect
Meroitic word
Father
Ab
Ab, Ap    pa
long (time), olden times
Aro
Aro      URA
M: religious, SA: pray
As-l
As-l    LZA
give
Ada, Ade
d      D
M:transmission, deliver, SA: give me
d-ne
d-ne    :D
travel
mindli
dili      ILID
to teach; to direct
em
em      ME
Dignity, repute, esteem
hr
hr      RG
soul
ho
ho     UG
M: to desire, SA: want more
Kb
Kb     BK
M: lady, SA: expression said to the beautiful lady
Kdi
kdi    IDK
M: rain, SA: water, rain
Mi
Mi    IM
lord
Mk
Mk    KM
departure, emigration
nglni
ñl-ne   :LJ
M: bring good, SA: clear
ngy
ñy      YJ
admiration
ode
ode    UDE
M: guard, protection, SA: expression said in the terrifying situations
ps
ps      ZK
inclination
reto
reto      OER
to look, to search
rit
rit      TIR
to cover; to escort
rq
rq         QR
to spread, to extend
rs
rs         SR


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