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North Omotic languages

North Omotic
Nomotic, Ta-Ne-Omotic
Geographic
distribution
Ethiopia
Linguistic classificationAfro-Asiatic?
Subdivisions
Glottologgong1255

The North Omotic (Nomotic) or Ta-Ne Omotic languages, are a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia. Glottolog considers Ta-Ne-Omotic to be an independent language family, whereas older classifications may link it to the Omotic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family, though this affiliation is disputed.

Dizoid is left out in later classifications, but included in earlier ones.

A relatively comprehensive comparative word list is given in Václav Blažek (2008).[1]

Subdivisions

The four Ta-Ne Omotic (North Omotic) subdivisions given by Güldemann (2018) are:[2]

Numerals

Comparison of numerals in individual languages:[3]

Language 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yemsa (Janjero) ʔɪsːɔːn11 / ʔɪsa11 ˈhɛpʰ1 / ʔɛpʰ1 ˈkʰeːz2 ʔa11ˈt͡ʃeːt͡ʃ3 ˈʔʊːt͡ʃ3 ʔɪ1ˈsiːʊn1 ˈnaː1fʊn1 ˈnaŋ2riːn1 ˈʔɪz1ɡɪn1 ʔa1sɪr1
Chara ʔissa nanta keːza obda učča sapma lapma nandirsa bíža tansá
Gimira (Bench) matʼ3 nam4 kaz4 od4 ut͡ʃ2 sa2pm3 na2pm3 nʸar2tn3 irs2tn3 tam5
Maale pétte lamʔó haitsó ʔoidó dónɡo láhhó lánkayi sálli tásuɓa táɓɓó
Dorzze ʔissino ~ istta nam(ʔ)á heezá ~ heedzi ʔoidá ʔitʃáʃa ~ ʔitʃátʃa ʔusúpun ~ ʔusúɸun láppun ~ láɸun hóspun ~ hósɸun ʔudúfun ~ ʔudúɸun tám(m)i
Gamo (1) ʔissíno / ʔistá namʔá heedzdzá ʔoiddá ʔitʃtʃátʃa ʔusúppuna laáppuna hóspuna ʔuddúpuna támma
Gamo (2) ʔissio (ʔista) namʔa heedzdza ʔojdda ʔitʃtʃatʃtʃa ʔuspuna laappuna hospuna ʔuddupuna tamma
Gofa ʔistá namʔʔá heedzdzá ʔoiddá ʔitʃtʃáʃa ʔusúppuna laáppuna hósppuna ʔuddúfuna támma
Oyda féttó lamʔí ɦaiddzí ʔoiddí ʔíccin ʔizíppun (1+5) láappun (2+5) ʔóspun (3+5) ʔiddífun (4+5) táɓɓó
Wolaitta ʔisttá naaʔʔá heezzá ʔoiddá ʔitʃtʃáʃa ʔusúppuna laápuna hósppuna ʔuddúpuna támma
Koorete ˈbɪ́dzːɔ̀ ˈlámʔɛ̀ ˈháʸdzɛ̀ ˈʔɔ́ʸdːɛ̀ ʔɪ̀ˈtʃɪ́tʃɛ̀ ʔɪ̀ˈzːúɸɛ̀ ˈláːpɛ̀ hàˈzːúpːɛ̀ ʔɔ̀ˈdːúpːɛ̀ ˈtʰámːɛ̀
Zargulla bizzó námʔa háidts ʔoídd ʔišíčč ʔizíp laáp lakkúče tansíne támm
Basketo (1) péttɑ́n or péttí (as modifier) nɑ̀mʔí hɑ̀izzí òiddí ìʃʃín lèhí tɑ̀bzɑ́ lɑ̀mɑ́hɑ́i ~ lɑ̀mɑ́kɑ́i sɑ̀ɑkɑ̀lí ~ sɑ̀ɑkìlí tɑ́ɓɓɑ́
Basketto (2) pʰɜtʰːɜn nɑmʔi ɑjdzi ojdi ɪʃːɪn lɜhi tɑbzɑ lɑmɑkʰɑj sɑːkʰɑli tɑʔɓɑ
Anfillo (Southern Mao) ikkó ɡuttó kedzó auddó amittó (loan from Semitic) ʃirtó ʃabattó (loan from Semitic) ʃimittó (loan from Semitic) yiriŋɡó aʃiró (loan from Semitic)
Boro (Shinasha) (1) íka ɡitá kééza áwəddá utsá ʃərə́ta ʃawáta ʃəmə́ta dʒeɗija tátsa
Boro (Shinasha) (2) íkka / íkkà ɡittá / ɡíttà keːzá / keezá áwddá / aẃddà uːsá / uttsá šerita / širrᵊtà šawáta / šawaatà šimíta / šəmmətà ǰeːriyá / yeːriyá / jeedíyà tása / tattsá
Shekkacho (Mocha) ikka ɡuttaa keejjaa awuddaa uuččaa širittaa šabaattaa šimittaa yitʼiyaa aširaa

Notes

  1. ^ Blažek, Václav. 2008. A lexicostatistical comparison of Omotic languages. In Bengtson (ed.), 57–148.
  2. ^ Güldemann, Tom (2018). "Historical linguistics and genealogical language classification in Africa". In Güldemann, Tom (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of Africa. The World of Linguistics series. Vol. 11. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 58–444. doi:10.1515/9783110421668-002. ISBN 978-3-11-042606-9.
  3. ^ Chan, Eugene (2019). "The Afro-Asiatic Language Phylum". Numeral Systems of the World's Languages.


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