Omotic. In Zygmunt Frajzyngier & Erin Shay (eds.), The Afroasiatic languages, 423-504.
These are: Dizoid (represented by Dizi), Hadza (isolate), Kxa (represented by Ju|'hoan), Kwa (represented by SElEE), Sandawe (isolate), South Omotic (represented by Dime), Tuu (represented by !Xoo).
Lionel Bender, is called "Topics in Omotic
Morphology" (chapter 29).
Added to these geographical contrasts are its vastly different ethnic groups: Semitic in the north; Cushtic, mainly in the south, but with pockets in the north; Omotic
in the southwest; and NiloSahran in the far west, near the Sudan border.
Voigt (eds), Cushitic and Omotic
Languages (Rudiger Koppe Verlag, Koln, 1996), p.
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 families).
In spite of over forty years of research in Omotic
languages and numerous calls for descriptive papers and reference grammars (Hayward 2009:85) to date not a single descriptive paper has ever been published on the Ganza language.
More precisely, they analyze interrogativity, complex predicates, and finiteness in Cushite, Semitic, Omotic
, and Nilo-Saharan languages.
Wolaitta is a language from the Omotic
branch of the Afroasiatic language family and is spoken in Ethiopia.
This is a strange mixture not simply because the proposals have been so divergent, but because some of them are sadly irrational and methodologically inadmissible, e.g., Loprieno's "alternative model," which is absolutely unrealistic when it shows Omotic
as the closest typological "relative" of Semitic (p.
There are good reasons that cause me to believe that those who are commonly referred to as "Mao and Komo" in the Western Wollega zone in Oromia and in Mao Komo Special Woreda and in the Asosa zone in Benishangul Gumuz speak as many as six different languages: Gwama, Komo, Hozo, Seze, Northern Mao and Ganza, some of them belonging to the Omotic
(Afro-Asiatic) and some to the Koman (Nilo-Saharan) families.
(3) Other families or groups outside Asia that are SOV or predominantly SOV include Khoisan, Cushitic, Omotic
, the Mande group of Niger-Kordofanian, Uralic (less Finnic), Papuan, Athabascan, Siouan, Uto-Aztecan, Hokan, Tanoan, Gulf, Chibchan-Paezan, Panoan, Tacanan, and Macro-Je.
In Ethiopia, Amharic has spread considerably into territory earlier populated by speakers of other languages - in ancient times the southern Agaw language of north-central Ethiopia, and since the nineteenth century, languages of the south such as Cushitic Sidamo and Omotic
Felice Israel's paper on Phoenician, unfortunately, contains little new, whereas Marcello Lamberti offers some new arguments defending Omotic
as a separate sub-branch of Afroasiatic.
Most of the Gurage peoples share ensete culture with their neighboring Cushitic and Omotic
groups (Kambata, Janjero, etc.); domestic life focused around the cultivation of the "false banana tree" (Ensete ventricosum), which provides the staple food.