Amharic – A Semitic language of Ethiopia

50 Replies to “Amharic – A Semitic language of Ethiopia

  1. Leashana is similar in pronunciation to the Arabic word Lissan لسان which means literally tongue but the Arabs 14 centuries ago referred with this word to language.

  2. Im Arabic. Similarities I noticed were just on some words like gaddala ir wädd which is similar to wadda وَدَّ which men’s he loved and some other words. Besides: He killed in Arabic is Qatala or at the end of a sentence Qatal قَتَلْ.

  3. I prefer the Indo-European languages over the Semitic ones either grammatically or phonetically! With all due respect, Semitic languages sound a bit rough and threatening to me.

  4. African languages are looking a little neglected on your channel. You have 11 languages in the Romance language family alone. But only 4 for Africa. Europe only has 200 spoken languages as opposed to Africa's 2000+ languages.

  5. Am Ethiopian and speak Amharic fluently and there are thousands of similar words with Arabic and Hebrew. I can read and write Arabic and started learning Hebrew as well. Hence, am completely agree with you!

    ** Ethiopian Amharic alphabet, numbers and even the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Calendar system was invented by the Syrian Arab priest whose name is Abu-Selama, since Abu-Salama was a Christian Arab, he took all the Alphabet's of Arabic with their pronunciation, and the writings from ancient Sabians and Egyptian writings as well. For instance, Amharic numbers are very much similar with Egyptian Coptic Church numbers. Yes it is obvious that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was under the control of Egyptian Coptic Church to the extent that Popes was assigned directly from Egypt during the early Christianity of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian calendar was also set-up by that Syrian Arab Priest Abu-Salama and this book is called "Abu-Shahir". Abu-Shahir is an Arabic word with the meaning of "the father of month". This book is still preserved in Ethiopian Orthodox church.

  6. At 11:35 in this video: Persian (Fārsi, Dari and Tajiki varieties), Ottoman Turkish, Punjabi and Urdu (as well as modern Turkish, Kurdish and even Hindi, though to a much lesser extent) have this kind of possession marker grammar construct [in the form of ezāfe in the Fārsi variety of Persian, izāfa in (most likely) the Dari variety of Persian, izofa in the Tajiki variety of Persian, izafat in (most likely) Urdu, izafet in (most likely) Ottoman Turkish and modern Turkish, and izafe in some other unknown (possibly Kurdish) language that's heavily influenced by Persian]; although it is just a usually just a hyphenated suffix or, what is in some cases, affix and never used as a prefix (hyphenated or otherwise)!

  7. ተለማመዱ በአሪያም ሁልሽም ምታወሪው በዝህ ነው እድሉን አግኝታቹሁ ከገባችሁ!😅

  8. Amxaris darisniman uaqonsanahay bales jigjiga hadan leeyahay uusan iiogolen inan maamulen heerada walked sacudiya soomali sacudi kanoqon dontae madaxweyne

  9. i have an Arabic tongue , though , i feel Amharic is familiar when hearing it , although i dont understand alot but it makes sense to my ear 😀

  10. The sov structure of Ethiopian can be found 8n Akkadian. Where i believe Semitic came to Ethiopia. King Assurbanipal sucked Egypt. And whent south, later the Persians did the same to i believe the introduction of semitic to the area was at the 8-7 century bce.

  11. Guys whats the difference between tigre and tigriniya and i grt congused between them i think tigre are the beja in sudan msybe they are cousins i guess

  12. I speak Hebrew among other languages, and to be honest, it is impossible for a Hebrew speaker to understand Amharic. If you break down the words and show the root, you can see a loose similarity, but no more than that.

  13. Amharic and Ethiopia geographically are just later development. First it was Geez and later Tigrigna n out of Tigrigna. Geez was Amharic.

  14. Gudin sima yagersew endgiml sheint wedwala zer eyalk tigdadelal yhawilik zra qwanqwaya sayil gn yrasun akbero yganim tharic axintu mlisu lgaw mlso yasrdanal yasazinal egagin binxyk andnum anmlsim eski lmawek entar yha mbalatachinin enakum

  15. I'm an African American man residing in the Washington, DC Area currently being tutored in Amharic by an Ethiopian gentleman who lives in California. Both my tutor and several apps I've downloaded on my I-Phone are teaching me how to speak the Amharic language really well. I sincerely enjoyed your video. You're brilliantly smart and I can tell you probably speak at least 7 or 8 different languages minimum. You're very good at what you do and thank you for sharing your knowledge with the World. The great thing about it is that when you speak multiple languages, the chances of you ever developing Alzheimer's in nearly nonexistent so in your lifetime, that's ONE disease you'll never have to worry about……God bless.

  16. ሰው እንደዚህ ተንትኖ ያውቀዋል እኛ ግን።ምን ያክል እናውቀው ይሆን ከየት ወዴት እንደመጣ ብዙዎች እምናውቅ አይመስለኝም ቋንቋችን ስለሆነ።ብቻ እንናገራለን። ተመስገን ብቻ እንኳንም ኢትዮጵያዊ ሆንኩኝ. Ethiopian ♥♥♥♥

  17. my deepest gratitude goes to you for you have taken the time to understand my language. I loved your explanation on the grammar and sentence structuring difference and also similarities with its neighbouring languages. I just want to inform you one thing that the history of Amharic is not as how you described it to be. it is a direct descendent of the Ge'ez language which has been in the Ethiopian kingdom before the birth of Christ. there are many stone writings found in Aksum area which have both the Ge'ez and Sabean writing styles.
    finally keep it up, your Video has an amazing depth of details!

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