There is no Somali word for

Apollo

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Isnt Somali the most pure Cushitic language? Aren't the Rendille mixed with Nilotic people?
Af-Somali has too much Arabic (Semitic) and English & Italian (Indo-European). It no longer is a pristine (unspoilt) Cushitic language.

But at the same time those Kenyan Cushitic languages are now being threatened by Swahili and English and in Ethiopia by Amharic infiltration.

Beja is heavily influenced by Sudanese Arabic.
 
Af-Somali has too much Arabic (Semitic) and English & Italian (Indo-European). It no longer is a pristine (unspoilt) Cushitic language.

But at the same time those Kenyan Cushitic languages are now being threatened by Swahili and English and in Ethiopia by Amharic infiltration.

Beja is heavily influenced by Sudanese Arabic.
I mean which one would you say is most purely Cushitic?
 
Somali needs to borrow words from Af Maay and the other dialects like Garre and Tunni.

Standard Northern Somali is too Arabic influenced.
 

VixR

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Neef and hawa are both Arabic in origin. Found that out when I learned Arabic.

It’s weird not to have a word for air tbh. It could be that it was lost and replaced by hawa, etc.
Also dumbass when in noun form.
It’s the same in English, ie, “airhead”.
 
Af-Somali has too much Arabic (Semitic) and English & Italian (Indo-European). It no longer is a pristine (unspoilt) Cushitic language.

But at the same time those Kenyan Cushitic languages are now being threatened by Swahili and English and in Ethiopia by Amharic infiltration.

Beja is heavily influenced by Sudanese Arabic.
Relax. In a few centuries, when the Somali language is near its demise, we can use AI tech or powerful computers to assemble possible pure Cushitic words.
Problem fixed, no stressin' needed. :win:
 
@CaliTedesse you were badly affected by inferiority complex to the arabs may Eebbe have mercy on you
The somali word for "air" is "layr or dabayl"
Iska daa neefnimada ninyow oo afka baro intaadan soo qorin useless threads each and every damn day!
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