Nilotic language

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Synonyms for Nilotic language

a group of languages of East Africa belonging to the Chari-Nile group


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Moreover, Nilotic languages show that the second sub-event, marked by way of the Ventive marker, may also express a simultaneous (rather than a subsequent) event.
Separate layouts have been developed to facilitate typing in Nilotic languages only, DLIA Dinka 2.
The only example of ergativity in Africa is to be found in the Western Nilotic languages, where Pari is ergative, but this is likely to be an innovation rather than a relic (Andersen 1988; Dixon 1994: 188f.
the initial stage of an adaptation process whereby the sex-based gender system of some Nilotic languages comes to be complemented by one particular class (involving the noun for 'place' as the single member of the class) of the nature-based gender system of Bantu languages (see Heine, 1982 on the distinction between sex-based and nature-based gender systems in African languages).
Gender systems of the latter type are characteristics of Khoe and Eastern Nilotic languages as well as of the isolate Kwadi.