Maltese language


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Noun1.Maltese language - the national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French
Semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
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Selected from presentations at a June 2015 international conference held in Turin, 10 papers discuss recent developments in the linguistics of the Maltese language. Among the topics are the phonology of Sicilian Arabic and early Maltese, modifiers and complements within the Maltese verb sequence, verbal negation with mus in Maltese and Eastern Mediterranean Arabics, the phonetic study of speakers along the Maltese-English continuum, and the visibility and salience of Maltese in bilingual Malta's linguistic landscape.
Just as the Maltese language is a pastiche of Italian, Arabic, and English, Malta's cuisine is a rich mix of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African inflections.
I spent a month in the marvellous city of Valletta, puzzling over the Maltese language, losing myself every day in the labyrinth of Malta's capital.
### Therefore the Maltese language is a m-lange of diverse influences.
Giovanni Pietro Francesco Aguis de Soldanus (1712-70) was an ecclesiastic, a historian, a grammarian, a lexicographer, a controversialist, and a librarian whose literary and linguistic contributions to Malta and the Maltese language are celebrated here in four essays from the Conference on Aguis de Soldanus at the University of Malta in May 2007, and a fifth reprinted with updated footnotes from a 1996 Malta Historical Society publication.