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Title:Notes on Gwama grammar
Abstract:Based on original field work, the paper provides a preliminary characterization of the grammar of Gwama, a little-researched Nilo-Saharan language of western Ethiopia belonging to the Koman language cluster. Following a brief overview of the phonology, the article covers the major word classes and structures of the language. Special attention is given to the structure of nouns and verbs, including converbs. The article makes a unique contribution to the study of Gwama in that most of the analysis is based on collected elicited texts. Occasional references are made to discourse features. Copious examples from texts illustrate the grammatical points throughout the article. Two sample texts appear in an appendix.
Contributor (author):Kievit, Dirk
Robertson, Erika
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/53932
Extent:pages 39-97
Identifier (URI):http://elanguage.net/journals/sal/article/view/3635
Is Part Of:Studies in African Linguistics
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):ET
Subject:Kwama language
Subject (ISO639):kmq
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Kievit, Dirk; Robertson, Erika. 2012. Studies in African Linguistics.
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Country: Ethiopia
Area: Africa

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