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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The World’s Writing Systems. Some morphophonological alternations occur depending on the final consonant or vowel.

There are also separate demonstratives for formal reference, comparable to the formal personal pronouns: Amharic verbs often have additional morphology that indicates the person, number, and second- and third-person singular gender of the object of the verb.

The Abyssiniansa reggae group, have also used Amharic, most notably in the song ” Satta Massagana “. In an Ethiopic rendering method for computers using a keystroke for the default and a maximum of two keystrokes for the rest of the glyphs was granted a patent by the U. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Within second- and third-person singular, there are two additional polite independent pronouns, for reference to people to whom the speaker wishes to ajharic respect.


Italics indicate extinct languages. Subscription or UK public library membership required. Oxford University Press, Inc. Along with the infinitive and the present participle, the gerund is one of three non-finite verb forms.

Ethiopian Alphabet: Amharic Letters and the Alphabet in Ethiopia — allaboutETHIO

Not much has been published about Amharic dialect differences. North Ge’ez Tigrinya Tigre Dahalik. Retrieved from ” https: This phonetic alphabet was manually written until the advent of the printing press which began to be utilized in Ethiopia as early as in Languages of the World Eighteenth ed. Some consonant phonemes are written by more than one series of characters: Below is the syllabary in the most common ha-hu order: Retrieved 4 May The archaic plural forms are sometimes used to form new plurals, but this is only considered grammatical in more established cases.

Retrieved 10 August The dawn of the computer age saw pioneers such as Dr. In Amharic, as in other Semitic languages, the same distinctions appear in three other places in their grammar.

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The reason is simple: Retrieved 4 Amharric There is no agreed way of romanising Amharic into Latin script. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Amharic language.

Ge’ez script Amharic syllabary Ge’ez Braille.

The Story of Jamaican Music. The external plural consists of adding the suffix -an usually masculine or -at fivel feminine to the singular form. The feminine marker can also serve to express tenderness or sympathy. For possessive pronouns mineyoursetc. Oxford English Dictionary 3rd ed.


Amharic has various ways to derive nouns from other words or other nouns. Amsalu Aklilu has pointed out that Amharic has inherited a large number of old plural forms directly from Classical Ethiopic Ge’ez Leslau Many Rastafarians learn Amharic as a second language, as they consider it to be sacred.

Amharic nouns can have a masculine or feminine gender. After Haile Selassie’s visit to Jamaica, study circles in Amharic were organized in Jamaica as part of the ongoing exploration amhsric Pan-African fiel and culture.

In compound wordsthe plural marker is suffixed to the second noun: Amharic is the second most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the “official working” language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Amharic alphabet

East Semitic languages Akkadian Eblaite. The World’s Major Languages. Retrieved 8 December Amharic language edition of Wikipediathe free encyclopedia.

Adjectives are words or constructions used to qualify nouns. Amharic is written with a version of the Ge’ez script known as Fidel. Retrieved 2 May But this advantage comes with its own disadvantages. Wikivoyage has travel information for Amharic phrasebook.

There are basically two archaic pluralising strategies, called external and internal plural.