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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In most languages, there is a small number of basic distinctions of personnumberand often gender that play a role within the grammar of the language.
Utilizing less keystrokes when typing in the Ethiopian alphabet has always remained a challenge for Ethiopian software engineers and inventors. Ethiopic is an excellent phonetic syllabary, with the added advantage of not being affected by spelling errors common with the Latin alphabet.
Its use is related to the definiteness of the object, thus Amharic shows differential object marking. Views Read Edit View history. In Amharic, as in other Semitic languages, amhaic same distinctions appear in three other places in their grammar. This usage is an example of the so-called T—V distinction that is made in many languages. As in most other Ethiopian Semitic languagesgemination is contrastive in Amharic.
The language serves as the official working language of Ethiopia, and is also the official or working language fudel several of the states within the Ethiopian federal system. Below is the syllabary in the most common ha-hu order: The correct way to say “give thanks” in Amharic is one word, misgana. Amharic is written with a version of the Ge’ez script known as Fidel.
Wikivoyage has travel information for Amharic phrasebook. The Amharic ejective consonants correspond to the Proto-Semitic ” emphatic consonants “, usually transcribed with a dot below the letter.
The consonant and vowel tables give these symbols in parentheses where they differ from the standard IPA symbols. For a guide to IPA symbols, see Help: The Story of Jamaican Music. Retrieved from ” https: This article contains IPA phonetic symbols.
Amharic is a pro-drop language: In each of these four aspects of the grammar, independent pronouns, subject—verb agreement, object pronoun suffixes, and possessive suffixes, Amharic distinguishes eight combinations of person, number, and gender.
In FebruaryMicrosoft released its Windows Vista operating system in Amharic, enabling Amharic speakers to use its operating system in their language. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikivoyage. The Amharic script is included in Unicode, and glyphs are included in fonts available with major operating systems. Not to be confused with the Aramaic language or [[Amara language]].
Along with the infinitive and the present participle, the gerund is one of three non-finite verb forms. Since then, the character set of about glyphs has been standardized by Unicode, a organization that provides a unique number for each character.
Many Rastafarians learn Amharic as a second language, as they consider it to be sacred. All dialects are mutually intelligible, but certain minor variations are noted. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.
There is no standard way to transliterate Amharic into the Latin alphabet. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat East Semitic languages Akkadian Eblaite. Oxford University Press, Inc. Subscription or UK public library membership required. Amharic has special words that can be used to indicate the gender of people and animals. The gerund can be used as an adverb: If the adjective noun complex is definitethe definite article is suffixed to the adjective and not to the noun, e.
In a possessive construction, the adjective takes the definite article, and the noun takes the pronominal possessive suffix, e. An example is the old suffix -t for femininity. The table below shows alternatives for many of the forms.
The infinitive is a nominalized verb, the present participle expresses incomplete action, and the gerund expresses completed action, e. West Semitic and Central Semitic languages. Retrieved 18 May This property of the writing system is analogous to the vowels of Arabic and Hebrew or the tones of many Bantu languages, which are not normally indicated in writing. Some nouns and adjectives take a feminine marker -it: Besides number, as in English, Amharic also distinguishes masculine and feminine gender in the singular.
The gerund functions as the head of a subordinate clause see the example above.
This is because these fidel originally represented distinct sounds, but phonological changes merged them. The Ethiopian alphabet amhharic Amharic letters is also known as Ethiopic or Geez is one of the oldest used in the world. The dawn of the computer age saw pioneers such as Dr. Amsalu Aklilu has pointed out that Amharic has inherited a large number of old plural forms directly from Classical Ethiopic Ge’ez Leslau