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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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Without proper rendering supportyou may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. Amharic verbs often have additional morphology that indicates the person, number, and second- and third-person singular gender of the object of the verb. Kabyle Riffian Shawiya Shilha Tuareg. This section needs to be updated.

Amharic alphabet

The external plural consists of adding the suffix -an usually masculine or -at usually feminine to the singular form. For possessive pronouns mineyoursetc.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Within second- and third-person singular, there are two additional polite independent pronouns, for reference to people to whom the speaker wishes to show respect. The gerund is used to form the following tense forms:.


East Semitic languages Akkadian Eblaite. Afar Beja Oromo Somali. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat As in other Semitic languagesAmharic verbs use a combination of prefixes and suffixes to indicate the subject, distinguishing 3 persons, two numbers, amhaaric in all persons except first-person and “honorific” pronouns two genders.

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The 33 shapes are changed to point out a different vowel which follows the base consonant. Amharic language edition of Wikipediathe free encyclopedia. But this advantage comes with its own disadvantages.

Accessed 13 December ]. Here are a few simple sentences: Ge’ez script and Amharic Braille. The table below shows alternatives for many of the forms. Vowels The Amharic language uses seven vowels: Oxford University Press, Inc. Fiddel Amharic, fivel adjective precedes the noun, with the verb last; e. Click here to find out! The World’s Writing Systems. The Amharic ejective consonants correspond to the Proto-Semitic ” emphatic consonants “, usually transcribed with a dot below the letter.

The feminine marker can also serve to express tenderness or sympathy.

Amharic alphabet, pronunciation and language

There are several ways to express gender. Eastern Egyptian and Peninsular Bedawi. Italics indicate extinct languages. As in most other Ethiopian Semitic languagesgemination is contrastive in Amharic.

Amharic (ኣማርኛ)

There are, however, also nouns having this -it suffix that are treated as masculine: For arguments of the verb other than the subject or the object, there are two separate sets of related suffixes, one with a benefactive meaning toforthe other with an adversative or locative meaning againstto the detriment ofonat. You may notice that some consonants appear more than once in the alphabet, for example “h” appears four times. West Semitic and Central Semitic languages.


Ge’ez Tigrinya Tigre Dahalik. There are also separate demonstratives for formal reference, comparable to the formal personal pronouns: Silt’e Wolane, Ulbareg, Inneqor Zay.

Want to know how to write your name in Amharic? Although these forms are singular semantically—they refer to one person—they correspond to third-person plural elsewhere in the grammar, as is common in other T—V systems. 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.

It is the most widely spoken language in the Horn of Africa. The Amharic letters or alphabets are usually seen in a grid format with the vowels lined up horizontally and the consonants vertically.

Some nouns and adjectives take a feminine marker -it: Amharid suffix is no longer productive and is limited to certain patterns and some isolated nouns.

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