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- n. someone who studies the history, languages and cultures of the Semitic peoples
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The fact is that throughout Europe today, and even if you include anti-Semitist, Le Pen, Jews are very much the in-crowd with far, far less to suffer and fear than many other ethnic groups.
Leibniz 'time, the Semitist Job Ludolf (1624-1704) had formulated a rather clear view of how to recognize a
Aramaic, Coptic, and Babylonian words and proper names commingle in happy abandon with endless concatenations of gibberish, producing a veritable Babelian babble to challenge the ingenuity of Indo-European and Semitist scholars alike two thousand years later, as they wrangle with these more-than-sesquipedalian creations of Greco-Egyptian magical fantasy.
Hans Winkler, the German Semitist, noted in 1935 that glossolalia, incantations, and children's chants all display certain common tendencies, namely, 1) the repetition of a given motif