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Agamemmnon from Anthrogenica who is apparently as specialist of Afro-Asiatic languages, believe that ( something like that ) ; Semitic languages wich are genetically closer to Berbero-Lybian and Cushitic, was formed by the input of maybe an Ergative language, wich modern exemple would the closest to Northwest Caucasian, but ancestraly could be related with languages such as Elamit, Sumerian, Hurrian...
I didn't found the thread were he said that, but it was just a few times ago.
Fascinating, since Hurro-Urartian (before expanding southward) was just north of Upper Mesopotamia, and Sumerian just south of it. More and more I think those scholars who thought Semitic came from the Levant and preferably from the south (South Levant or even nearer to the Arabian peninsula) were wrong, and in fact Proto-Semitic was a "new" language that absorbed one of the earlier Afro-Asiatic languages of Natufian Levant (probably already subject to significant Anatolian_Neo influences) and changed it with an intensive foreign Iranian/CHG input. Genetically at least it's what makes most sense, and it also makes sense in the early attestation of the language family if we consider the possibility that its expansion was still going on, and the takeover of Sumer by Akkadians around 2400-2300 B.C. was part of that southward movement that would also have affected the South Levant and thence Arabia.