GLEANINGS IN HARARI GRAMMAR I

Author : WOLF LESLAU

Year : 1965

THE LANGUAGE OF HARARI that is spoken in
the Moslem city of Hiarar is one of the Ethiopian
languages for which no exhaustive grammar is in
existence. Preliminary studies were published by
F. M. C. Mondon-Vidailhet, La langue harari et
les dialectes ethiopiens du gouraghe, Paris, 1902,
p. 1-75; and Marcel Cohen, Etudes d’ethiopien
meridional, Paris, 1931, p. 234-354. More complete
studies were published by E. Cerulli, Studi
etiopici. I. Harari, Rome, 1931; and W. Leslau,
The Verb in Harari, Berkeley and Los Angeles,
1958.
There are still many features in the morphology
and in the syntax that have not been adequately
investigated because of insufficient number of texts.
The only existing texts and phrases are those
of E. Cerulli, op. cit. p. 204-228. I myself had

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