If wars can be started with lies, so can peace.
I have yet to witness someone attribute a Somali word to any other Afroasiatic language than Arabic. There is clearly assumptions/bias at work here.
- As for Dufaan it is arabic without a doubt. It is derived from the root Daa-fa and means to flood.not sure if aqoon and duufaan r arabic.
Half true. Arabic language has a rule: If a word has an arabic "3letter-root" it is 100 percent arabic. If they don't have this root they are foreign. Foreign arabic words are easy to tell for example :Those words might exist in the Arabic language but that doesnt equate to them being exclusively Arabic or of Arabic orgin.
I dont think anyone questions the fact languages are not static instead the bias driven tendency displayed by certian people, which is to attribute Somali words to Arabic despite them not having any lingustic knowledge. What's funny is you never hear them depositing Somali words to other Afro-asiatic languages.There is no bias at work this is just the truth. Many languages have loanwords don't feel ashamed
Thanks for the insights sxb. Can you show how the "3letter-root" rule applies to some of the words mentioned in the thread. I'm genuinely interested.Half true. Arabic language has a rule: If a word has an arabic "3letter-root" it is 100 percent arabic. If they don't have this root they are foreign. Foreign arabic words are easy to tell for example :
Khiyaal - cucumber - persian word
Qisd - justice - probably greek word
Never mentioned the word coincidence. I don't think it's clever to strawman me when everything I have stated is available in the thread. Btw your reasoning is flawed because Spanish and Arabic dont belong to the same Family-Language, thus the same logic doesn't apply.@Mighty
1. I don't speak any other Afro-Asiatic language besides Somali and some Arabic so unfortunately I can't compare or contrast, but akhi our language has undeniably so many words from Arabic. I don't have any official statistics as there hasn't been any research done on Somali lingustics, but I can assume. If Spanish is 8% Arabic (705), then it's not difficult to conclude that Somali has at least that if not 2x or 3x more.
You brushing it off as a "coincidence" actually speaks anti-Arab bias on your end, but okay.
It was suggested that Somali language exists for 1/5 out of Arabic loanwords.No, it doesn't imply that at all. It simply means those words are not necessarily of Arabic orgin. implication and equivalence.
Now that you brought up coincidence, I do think there are cases coincidence can be effectively argued for. Warqaad is an example of that.
I will explain this on some words of @Lolalola 's List :Thanks for the insights sxb. Can you show how the "3letter-root" rule applies to some of the words mentioned in the thread. I'm genuinely interested.