Betoi-Jirara, Sáliban, and Hod i: Relationships among Three Linguistic Lineages of the Mid-Orinoco Region

@article{Zamponi2017BetoiJiraraSA,
  title={Betoi-Jirara, S{\'a}liban, and Hod i: Relationships among Three Linguistic Lineages of the Mid-Orinoco Region},
  author={R. Zamponi},
  journal={Anthropological Linguistics},
  year={2017},
  volume={59},
  pages={263 - 321}
}
  • R. Zamponi
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Anthropological Linguistics
Abstract:A significant number of lexical and grammatical similarities exist among three linguistic lineages of the mid-Orinoco region in Venezuela usually regarded as independent: Betoi-Jirara, an extinct isolate, the small Sáliban family, and Hod i, an isolate still actively spoken. While a genealogical connection of Sáliban and Hod i appears unfounded—the similarities here gathered are better attributed to contact than to genetic inheritance—a distant genealogical relationship between Betoi… Expand
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