Afro-Asiatic languages



Afro-Asiatic languages (since -11,000) are those languages spoken mainly in northern Africa and South West Asia: Arabic, Hausa, Hebrew, Aramaic, Somali, Ancient Egyptian, etc. More or less what the Bible calls the sons of Ham and Shem. In fact, before 1970, the more common name for these languages was Hamito-Semitic.


There are six main branches. Listed roughly in order of age:

  • Cushitic – Ethiopia and Somalia
  • Omotic – Ethiopia
  • Egyptian – Egypt
  • Chadic – Chad, Niger, northern Nigeria
  • Berber – north-west Africa
  • Semitic – South West Asia, part of Ethiopia and the Arabic-speaking world

The Egyptian branch, which featured Ancient Egyptian and Coptic (two stages of the same language), has only a few hundred fluent speakers left. You mainly hear it at Coptic church services.

There are 300 or so Afro-Asiatic languages. Here are some of the larger ones (a rough idea of how many million speakers is given in…

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False Accuser: Courtney Ireland-Ainsworth


Courtney Ireland-Ainsworth made 10 police statements claiming her ex was harassing and stalking her. (Reach)

>Courtney Ireland-Ainsworth and her boyfriend (Mr. Jolly) were together for 2 years but split up on “okay terms” in 2019.

>Courtney began seeing a new man called Declan Rice

>Presumably not over the break up with Mr. Jolly, she began manipulating the system to frame him

>She created 30 false profiles, sent vile messages utilizing those fake profiles, and told police that Mr. Jolly was the one sending them to her.

>She made 10 police statements, claiming he was harrassing and stalking her. Which resulted in him being arrested 6 times and spending 81 hours in custody.

>He was charged with stalking and assault. He was hit with a stalking protection order.

>He was bailed on a home curfew with an electronic tag, and lost his job.

>Prosecutor, Paul Blasberry, said she made numerous calls to police from July 15 to December 13, 2020. And she provided screenshots ofmessages and…

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Livonia student out of school after allegedly threatening to kill Black people in video, officials say

An eighth-grade Livonia Public Schools student who allegedly posted a video that is circulating on social media threatening to kill Black people while he held a gun is no longer in school and was visited by police at home, school officials said on Friday.

The nine-second video shows the Emerson Middle School student holding a handgun and saying: “I am ready for the n——. Gonna kill them now because I want a lawsuit right now mother——.”

As he speaks, the student adds a magazine to the weapon and racks the slide as if to load the weapon. A Confederate flag hangs on a wall behind him.

Livonia police Lt. Charles Lister said his department was notified of the Snapchat video on Dec. 23 and made a visit to the child’s home that day.