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Title: On the Third Person Performative l-/n- in Aramaic, a Rejoinder
Author(s): WAJSBERG, E.
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 48    Date: 2011   
Pages: 248-250
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.48.0.2119594

Abstract :
This note is a reaction to an article by Aaron D. Rubin. He asserts that the prefix l- 3ms and 3mp imperfect in eastern Aramaic originates from the jussive l- in Old Aramaic and its ancestors, the prefix n- being a secondary phonological development from l-. I suggest, on the other hand, that the pair of prefixes n-, l- has come into being in 1cp imperfect, the prefix l- being a phonetic alteration of the original n-. The prefixes in 1cp have replaced the prefix y- in 3mp and 3ms.

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