Galilean Arabic preserves an array of agriculture terminology which has ancient cultural roots, some dating to Biblical times, others found in Semitic languages that infiltrated this region in the course of time. Presently the Galilee region is experiencing rapid language change for several reasons: some concern modernism, others the influence of Hebrew. These processes threaten an enormous display of vocabulary with obsolescence. The article probes for the etymological roots of an ancient agriculture apparatus, the threshing-board, which belongs to the research region and has several diferent lexemes. This research shows that the various etymons of this tool belong to a wider agriculture circle of agricultural terminology. Timeliness is of the essence with the collection of the region's agricultural vocabulary to repel the grave danger of obsolescence.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft|
|State||Published - 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cultural Studies