Re: OT: Another analytic question
|Date:||Thursday, January 13, 2005, 14:10|
"KTB" is actually the Arabic root for "to write." "Book" is "kitaab," with a
long second vowel; its plural is "kutub."
>Also of interest: kitabu, book, is an Arabic loan word from "ktb"(?),
>to read. I am more familiar with the Hebrew triphonetic stem. There
>is a class of ki- nouns in Swahili which take the plural in vi-:
>kisu, knife; visu, knives. Kitabu is treated as a ki- class noun
>with the plural vitabu, books!!!!