Arabian Epigraphic Notes

An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy.

The Language of the Taymanitic Inscriptions & its Classification


This work comprises a linguistic survey of the Ancient North Arabian (ANA) epigraphic material from Taymāʾ, conventionally known as Taymanitic (Macdonald 2000: 28-9). A grammatical sketch, based on the linguistic features in the Taymanitic corpus is presented, followed by a discussion of the linguistic features of Taymanitic that are relevant to its linguistic classification. After that, follows a compilation of all previously published
inscriptions with grammatical content. Finally, an appendix with a glossary follows.


Ancient North Arabian Classification Taymanitic