The present archive is the result of a three-years PhD research project named "The Baṭḥari Language of Oman. Towards a Descriptive Grammar". The project was funded by the University of Naples "L'Orientale" and conducted by Fabio Gasparini.
My interest in Baṭḥari rises from it being one of the few Semitic languages for which a grammatical analysis has not been carried out yet. Its status of extreme endangerment and imminent death added even more curiosity and desire to get to know the language and its speakers. Baṭḥari being an endangered language on the verge of extintion.
The reader interested in learning more about the Baṭḥari language can download the PhD dissertation resulted from this research project by clicking here.
I hereby want to sincerely thank the whole Baṭāḥira tribe for helping me fulfilling my research project. I received a lot of support from everyone I met and I am grateful for that. Very special thanks go to Khalifa Hamoud alBaṭḥari, who assisted me from the beginning until the end of my fieldwork experience. His competence in translating from Baṭḥari to Arabic and his patience with me were remarkable.
I also thank professor Miranda Morris, without whose kindness and willingness I would not have achieved not even an inch of what I managed to do in the end.
Special thanks to my PhD tutors Prof. Riccardo Contini and Prof. Giorgio Banti for assisting me during my time at the University of Naples.
Last but not least, thanks to Prof. Antonio Romano and to the staff of the Laboratory of Experimental Phonetics "Arturo Genre" for kindly hosting this digital archive on their web page.