The Canaanite languages continued to be everyday spoken languages until at least the 4th century CE. Hebrew is the only living Canaanite language today. It remained in continuous use by many Jews well into the Middle Ages and up to the present day as both a liturgical and literary language and was used for commerce between disparate diasporic ...
Edomite was a Northwest Semitic Canaanite language, very...
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The Canaanite languages or dialects can be split into the...
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Canaanite languages are a branch of Northwest Semitic languages. The only main language still spoken from the branch is Hebrew. They are spoken in the Levant area of the Middle East.
Pages in category "Canaanite languages" The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().
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Some distinctive typologicalfeatures of Canaanite in relation to Aramaic are: 1. The prefix h- used as the definite article (Aramaic has a postfixed -a). That seems to be an innovation of Canaanite. 2. The first person pronoun being ʼnk (אנכ anok(i), versus Aramaic ʼnʼ/ʼny', which is similar to Akkadian, Ancient Egyptian and Berber. 3. The *ā > ō vowel shift (Canaanite shift).
Modern Hebrew, revived in the modern era from an extinct dialect of the ancient Israelites preserved in literature, poetry, liturgy; also known as Classical Hebrew, the oldest form of the language attested in writing. The original pronunciation of Biblical Hebrew is accessible only through reconstruction. It may also include Ancient Samaritan Hebrew, a dialect formerly spoken by the ancient Samaritans. The main sources of Classical Hebrew are the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), and inscriptions such as the Gezer calendar and Khirbet Qeiyafa pottery shard. All of the other Cannanite languages seem to have become extinct by the early 1st millennium AD. Slightly varying forms of Hebrew preserved from the first millennium BC until modern times include: 1. Tiberian Hebrew – Masoretic scholars living in the Jewish community of Tiberias in Palestinec. 750–950 AD. 2. Mizrahi Hebrew – Mizrahi Jews, liturgical 3. Yemenite Hebrew – Yemenite Jews, liturgical 4. Sephardi Hebrew – Sephardi Jews, liturgica...The Semitic Languages. Routledge Language Family Descriptions.Edited by Robert Hetzron. New York: Routledge, 1997.Garnier, Romain; Jacques, Guillaume (2012). "A neglected phonetic law: The assimilation of pretonic yod to a following coronal in North-West Semitic". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African...Rendsburg, Gary (1997). "Ancient Hebrew Phonology". Phonologies of Asia and Africa: Including the Caucasus. Eisenbrauns. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-57506-019-4.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)Waltke, Bruce K.; O'Connor, M. (1990). An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns. ISBN 978-0-931464-31-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
As opposed to the comment, as I recall, both Ani and Anoki are common Afro-Asiatic pronouns, with different theories as to why there would be two different 1st person pronouns (gender, etc). Canaanite using 'Anoki', except for Mishnaic (and later) Hebrew borrowing Ani from Aramaic. That is, 'ana/i' would be less of a AfroAsiatic 'retention'.
The word "Canaanites" serves as an ethnic catch-all term covering various indigenous populations—both settled and nomadic-pastoral groups—throughout the regions of the southern Levant or Canaan. It is by far the most frequently used ethnic term in the Bible.
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I would like to object to the openning comment which basically states that Phoenicians spoke Canaanite. In fact all we know is that the languages of the ports which were under Phoenician control were Canaanite. The Phoenicians themselves may have originally had another language and simply adopted the language at the ports which they occupied. Could someone re-phrase it please so as not to unwittingly promote a political agenda. ThankyouZestauferov09:14, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC) 1. Whoa, political agenda not intended! But I will comb through the wording and see what I can do. - Gilgamesh09:44, 18 July 2004 (UTC) 2. Just finished looking over, and I'm puzzled. Out of curiosity, what's the exact dispute? I've always been taught (academically and theologically) that the Phoenicians were northern Canaanites. I mean, Tyre and Sidon were Phoenician cities, and wasn't Jezebel from Sidon and identified as a Canaanite? Additionally, the Phoenicians themselves called their land Canaan, and themselves...
Urgent: see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Hebrew) to add your opinions about this important matter. Thank you. IZAK17:31, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
Because of its importance this is reproduced for those interested in the subject:See Is Hebrew a "Cananite Language" on User talk:IZAK The term Canaanite languages has a precise linguistic meaning. The ancient Hebrews may not have been "Canaanites", but their language belongs to the Canaanite subfamily of Northwest Semitic. This linguistic classification is not in any way controversial, and has no bearing on the ethnic classification of the Jews. - Mustafaa04:53, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC) The Hebrew wikipedia agrees, by the way. - Mustafaa04:57, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC) I agree with Mustafaa, having studies a course in Semetic linguistics, the term 'Canaanite' - in the linguistic jargon - is the name of a cluster of north-semitic dialects - found in inscriptions dug around 'historical cnaan' (syria, israel/palestine, jordan) - by definition. Historically several inscriptions were found - describing the languages of Moab, Cidon, etc, after some comparative study - they were all found to be very close...
In a pure objective point of view , aren't Hebrew and Phoenician just the dialects of a same language? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:29, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Somewhere in the article it should be mentioned that these languages, Canaanite/Phoenician, were also the first languages to be written in an alphabet: Proto-Canaanite alphabet.Jimhoward72 (talk) 10:53, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
note - the philistine language was not a canaanite language - the whole origin of the philistine was from the surronding of greece and turkey.all of the languges but the hebrew language became extinct after the babilonin empire (6th century bc) as the hebrew language started to disappear as a spoken language after the bar chocva rebelion - 2nd century AD.I THINK YOU SHOULD CORRECT IT. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 06:18, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Has a Proto-Canaanite language been reconstructed? Anonymous184.108.40.206 (talk) 04:27, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Quote a book which is quoting another book, The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (edited by G. A. Buttrick, 1962, Vol. 1, p. 495) that “the Amarna Letters contain evidence for the opinion that non-Semitic ethnic elements settled in Palestine and Syria at a rather early date, for a number of these letters show a remarkable influence of non-Semitic tongues.” (Italics ours.) The facts are that there is still uncertainty as to the original language spoken by the first inhabitants of Canaan. Canaanite were Hamitic, as were there language. The Canaanites' Semitic lanugage was adopted it came about was because the nations around spoke Arabic, Aramiac, Urgatic, Akkadian, Non-Israelite Hebrew, and they spoken languages were increasing in number as were there people, also they gaining more and more power. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:49, 21 July 2008 (UTC) 1. In linguistics, "Semitic" is a descendant of "Hamitic". СЛУЖБА (talk) 00:14, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
There is no reference here to the Canaanite language found in glosses on the Tell elAmarna tablets. Bezold's book on the tablets is available online. Start with that.18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:47, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Dear Editors, You may wish to reverse what I assume is the inappropriate edit shown here, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Canaanite_languages&diff=816978611&oldid=806420994 made earlier today in the second sentence of the first paragraph - "Israel" to "Israel(Occupied Palestine PS)". Yours truly, 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:47, 25 December 2017 (UTC) David Cheifetz
The Punic language, also called Canaanite or Phoenicio-Punic, is an extinct variety of the Phoenician language, a Canaanite language of the Northwest Semitic branch of the Semitic languages.
The various extremely closely related and mutually intelligible Canaanite languages, a branch of the Northwest Semitic languages included Amorite, first attested in the 21st century BC, Edomite, Hebrew, Ammonite, Moabite, Phoenician (Punic / Carthaginian), Samaritan Hebrew, Ekronite, Amalekite and Sutean.
Canaanite was part of the dialect continuum of NW Semitic. The people who spoke “Canaanite” were the people of ancient Lebanon (the Phoenicians), the “Canaanites”, the ancient Hebrews, the Carthaginians and the other Phoenician colonies, 66 views Sponsored by Primal Labs