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Re: Cushitic (was Re: triconsonantal roots)

From:Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 18:37
At 02:30 PM 1/2/04 -0500, you wrote:
>Speaking of Cushitic, does anyone know what the phonology (and >morphology/syntax) of, say, Amharic or Tigrigna (Tigrinya), are? It would >be very interesting to see how such langs work!!
Amharic is actually a Semitic language, not a Cushitic one. I don't remember a lot about Amharic, even though I had a Structure of Amharic course in college. (The notes from the class are buried somewhere in my house.) As for phonology, I can tell you that Amharic has ejective consonants, which are a lot of fun. If I could reach my notes, I'd see what I could I tell you, but I can't do that. If they turn up, I'll see if I can summarize them for you. Isidora