This free application displays the full Amharic Fidel (ፊደል) and pronounces each letter. In addition to the full Fidel, the application also features tabs for Abugida. uh*, oo, ee, aa/a, ae/ay, eh, O. h. ሀ. ha. ሁ. hu. ሂ. hee. ሃ. haa. ሄ. hae. ህ. heh. ሆ. ho. l. ለ. le. ሉ. lu. ሊ. lee. ላ. la. ሌ. lay. ል. leh. ሎ. lo. h. ሐ. ha. ሑ. hu. ሒ. hee. ሓ. haa. The Amharic Machine shows you how to write any word or sentence in Amharic Amharic is written with a version of the Ge’ez script known as Fidel. There is.

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The gerund functions as the head of a subordinate clause see the example above. There is a growing body of literature in Amharic in many genres. Political and social effects on English loan words”. Wikivoyage has travel information for Amharic phrasebook. In the case of an indefinite plural adjective noun complex, the noun is plural and the adjective may be used in singular or in plural form. In general, if the object is definite, possessed, or a proper noun, zmharic accusative must be used Leslau This literature includes government proclamations and records, educational books, religious material, novels, poetry, proverb collectionsdictionaries monolingual and bilingualtechnical manuals, medical topics, etc.

Not to be confused with the Aramaic language or [[Amara language]]. Below is the syllabary in the most common ha-hu order: Adjectives amharid words or constructions used to qualify nouns. Retrieved 10 August There may be more than one gerund in one sentence. Ge’ez Tigrinya Tigre Dahalik.

Amharic (ኣማርኛ)

The gerund can be fiedl as an adverb: The Holy Bible was first translated into Amharic by Abu Rumi in the early 19th century, but other translations of the Bible amhwric Amharic have been done since. Many Rastafarians learn Amharic as a second language, as they consider it to be sacred.


The World’s Writing Systems. The Amharic syllabary is fifel presented as a grid with the vowels in the horizontal axis and the consonants in the vertical axis. Some nouns and adjectives take a feminine marker -it: The infinitive is a nominalized verb, the present participle expresses incomplete action, and the gerund expresses completed action, e. Amharic is written with a version of the Ge’ez script known as Fidel.

The word “satta” has become a common expression in the Rastafari dialect of English, Iyaricmeaning “to sit down and partake”. Amharic is supported on most major Linux distributions, including Fedora and Ubuntu. Ge’ez script and Amharic Braille.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. Click here to find out! An example is the old suffix -t for femininity.

This phonetic alphabet was manually written until the advent of the printing press which began to be utilized in Ethiopia as early as in The World’s Major Languages.

Some morphophonological alternations occur depending on the final consonant or vowel. Subscription or UK public library membership required.

If the adjective noun complex is definitethe definite article is suffixed to the adjective and not to the noun, e. The Amharic ejective consonants correspond to the Proto-Semitic ” emphatic consonants “, usually transcribed with a dot below the letter.

As in most other Ethiopian Semitic languagesgemination is contrastive in Amharic. In most languages, there is a small number of basic distinctions of personnumberand often gender that play a role within the grammar of the language.

Gemination is not indicated in Amharic orthography, but Amharic readers typically do not find this to be a problem. In an Ethiopic rendering method for computers using a keystroke for the default and a maximum of two keystrokes for the rest of the glyphs was granted a patent by the U. Amharic has various ways to derive nouns from other words or other nouns. Amharic verbs often have additional morphology that indicates the person, number, and second- and third-person singular gender of the object of the verb.


The Amharic words that translate heIand her do not appear in these sentences as independent words. Mittwoch described a form of Amharic spoken by the descendants of Weyto language speakers, [25] but it was likely not a dialect of Amharic so much as the result of incomplete language learning as the community shifted languages from Weyto to Amharic.

Amharic is the second most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the “official working” language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The reason is simple: There is no agreed way of romanising Amharic into Latin amharix. This means that each letter or symbol usually represents a whole syllable. The Ethiopian alphabet has 7 vowels: Some kinship -terms have two plural forms with a slightly different meaning.

The consonant and vowel tables give these symbols in parentheses where they differ from the standard IPA symbols.

The Amharic script is included in Unicode, and glyphs are included in fonts available with major operating systems. The external plural consists of adding the suffix -an usually masculine or -at usually feminine to the singular form. Published 4 November by Jah Rebel.

For a list of words relating to Amharic, see the Amharic category of words in Wiktionarythe free dictionary.