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Afro-Asiatic languages and in quest of the olive/olives/olive tree

Reader comment on item: What to Make of Éric Zemmour?
in response to reader comment: Zumarra, Mizmar and the Semitic root Z-M-R and the saga continues!

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 5, 2021 at 11:11

Dr. Pipes,

I'm sure you must be aware that the Egyptian language and the Tamazight belong to the same family of languages and both are Afro-Asiatic languages.

The word: Olive in the Egyptian language (written in the Coptic script) is: ϫⲟⲓⲉⲧ or Djoit (sorry for butchering the vocalization of the language). I would expect the word olive in Tamazight to be same as in the Egyptian language or at least close enough.

https://corpling.uis.georgetown.edu/coptic-dictionary-dev/entry.cgi?tla=C7402

So far, I do agree with you that Zemmour's name must be of Semitic origin. Now we have to wait for Pascal to provide us with a link to the word olive in Tamazight and I provided him with a link to multiple dictionaries in Tamazight

Last, this debate reminds of another debate about the etymology of the word فلافل also طعمية and who really invented it. And the more you dig in the you discover that one of the serious problems of Islamization/Arabization is the disconnect created by Islam and previous civilizations/languages/cultures that pre-date the Arab invasions.

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