Semitic root word list?
|From:||JS Bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 8, 2007, 4:17|
Hello, everyone. I've been lurking for a while, but I'm surfacing
because I want to know if anyone knows of a good online list of
Arabic, Hebrew, or other Semitic roots. I'm preparing Anmur for
participation in the current translation relay, and since it has a
Semitic-like morphology, I was hoping to use a list of roots from a
Semitic language to jump-start the vocabulary. Mostly I'm hoping on
using the *meanings*, since I'm giong to randomly generate root forms
according to Anmurian rules to match the meanings.
So far I haven't found anything really usable. The best list I've
found for Arabic is at http://www.studyquran.co.uk/PRLonline.htm, but
its format is not easily altered for input to a Perl script, and many
of the roots listed don't have meanings given, just a list of
references from the Koran. Anybody have any better ideas?
it sounds like razors in my ears
that bell's been ringing now for years
someday i'll give it all away
that's how you sing amazing grace."