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A grammar of Kambaata. Part 1: Phonology, morphology, and nonverbal predication

Abstract : Kambaata is a Highland East Cushitic language spoken by several hundred thousand speakers in the South of Ethiopia. The present book is the first part of an in-depth grammatical description of the hitherto little explored language. The first chapters address phonological and morphophonological issues and explain the grammatical importance of accent. The central chapter focuses on nominal morphology and deals, among others, with the elaborate case system and the complex functions of number morphemes. The features of the large open word class of adjectives are discussed in detail. Furthermore, recent innovations in the personal pronoun systems and the functions of the various demonstratives are examined. The final chapter describes the intricate distribution of the copulas.
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Yvonne Treis. A grammar of Kambaata. Part 1: Phonology, morphology, and nonverbal predication. Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, pp.467, 2008, Cushitic Language Studies, 978-3-89645-484-3. ⟨hal-00868322⟩

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