Sabaean

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Sabaean
  • Alternate names: Sabaic
  • Language code: xsab
  • Language family: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South, South Arabian
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script:

More information:

    Introduction

    Sabaean is an ancient language of Yemen spoken by the Sabaeans 100 BC - 600 AD. It was used as a written language by some other peoples ("sha`bs") of Ancient Yemen, including the Hashidites, Sirwahites, Humlanites, Ghaymanites, Himyarites, Radmanites etc.

    The alphabet

    Sabaean was written in the South Arabian alphabet.

    The verb

    Sample verb: h̠dʿ

    Simple imperfect

    sg.1 
    sg.2 m 
    sg.2 f 
    sg.3 m  yh̠dʿ 
    sg.3 f  th̠dʿ 
    du.1 
    du.2 m 
    du.2 f 
    du.3 m  yh̠dʿy 
    du.3 f  th̠dʿy 
    pl.1 
    pl.2 m 
    pl.2 f 
    pl.3 m  yh̠dʿw 
    pl.3 f  th̠dʿn 

    N-imperfect

    sg.1 
    sg.2 m 
    sg.2 f 
    sg.3 m  yh̠dʿn 
    sg.3 f  th̠dʿn 
    du.1 
    du.2 m 
    du.2 f 
    du.3 m  yh̠dʿnn 
    du.3 f  th̠dʿnn 
    pl.1 
    pl.2 m 
    pl.2 f 
    pl.3 m  yh̠dʿnn 
    pl.3 f  yh̠dʿnn 

    References