A Central-Sudanic Language of Zaire
Author: Constance Kutsch Lojenga. Series edited by: M. Lionel Bender †, Franz Rottland †.
Series: Nilo-Saharan Volume 91994
14 pp. Roman, 517 pp.
Text language(s): English
Format: 160 x 240 mm
Ngiti (also called Southern Lendu) belongs to the LENDU subgroup of Central Sudanic, which in turn is a branch of the Chari-Nile subdivision within the Nilo-Saharan language family. The first chapter focusses on the classification of Lendu and Ngiti, showing that Ngiti diverges from the Lendu dialects. Chapters 2-4 treat the phonological structure of Ngiti. A special feature of the language is the contrast between voiced and voiceless implosives, only found in Lendu and Ngiti. Chapters 5-9 deal with the different word classes found in Ngiti and their syntactic behaviour. The language makes a distinction between alienable and inalienable possession as well as verbal plurality.
|Review by Mechthild Reh, “Afrika und Übersee” 79 (1996), 148-150||(≈ 2 MB)|
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