Ventive markers are among the most widespread verbal extensions in the Chadic
branch of Afroasiatic (Frajzyngier 2012: 264).
Therefore, for Antenor Firmin, lawyer, anthropologist, and enthusiastic Egyptologist, the ancient Egyptian language belongs to the Cushitic, Nilotic, and Chadic
linguistic groups, as he asserts in 1885.
Both the Chadic
and non-Chadic people of the Plateau have been described as having patrilineal descent organised in patri- and virilocal living arrangements.
They belong to what is known as the Chadic
family of languages.
Hermann Jungraithmayer, "Chadic
and Semitohamitic" (pp.
Egyptian kD means 'to say', Western Chadic
*kuw- means 'to cry' and 'to shout'.
Apart from South Asian languages like Kannada, Meithei, Marathi and Punjabi in the set of languages described here (Sridhar 1990: 72-74, 74-76; Chelliah 1997: 186-187; Pandharipande 1997: Section 220.127.116.11.2.3, Section 18.104.22.168.2.4; Bhatia 1993: 74-75), it is also found in languages of South America (Cubeo in Morse and Maxwell 1999: 174-177; Emerillon in Rose 2003: 490-492; Wari' in Everett and Kern 1997: 97-98), Papuan languages (Golin in Loughnane 2003; Hatam in Reesink 1999: 128 129: Usan in Reesink 1987: 255: Yimas in Foley 1991: 402-403), languages of the Caucasus (Abkhaz in Hewitt 1987: 38-40: Georgian in Hewitt 1987: 27-28), and Chadic
languages (Lele in Frajzyngier 2001: 405-409, and more generally Frajzyngier 1991, 1996 on de ditto complementizers in Chadic
Arabic is classified as a Semitic language; it belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages that also includes the Cushitic languages, Berber, and the Chadic
group (Greenberg, 1970; Comrie, Matthews, & Polinsky, 1997).
The Afro-Asiatic languages contain five main families: ancient Egyptian, Semitic, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic
. It is difficult to classify the languages in each of these five branches, and the method proposed here is only one of many possibilities.
UCLA was to be my academic home for the next five years, enabling me to publish several works on Hausa and Chadic
languages in addition to teaching.
According to linguist Paul Newman, Hausa - a language in the AfroAsiatic phylum of the Chadic
family (which itself contains about 135 distinct languages) - claims around 25,000,000 speakers.
Bomhard's wide-ranging and highly speculative study attempts to connect Prosto-Indo-European language forms with so-called Proto-Afroasiatic forms (the Proto-Afroasiatic group of languages includes the Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, and Chadic
Nevertheless, outliers (i.e., languages that exhibit a GCS that is exceedingly higher or lower than what found among closely related languages) are attested in the following genealogical units: Bantu, Chadic
, Cushitic, Khoe-Kwadi, Eastern Nilotic, Semitic.
is the pick in the opening Aspen Insurance Juvenile Hurdle as he makes his debut for John Ferguson.
Winner of a Redcar maiden on her second start in May, the daughter of Champs Elysees was not sighted again until finishing second at Chester in July, when she did not enjoy the best of runs in behind winner Chadic