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The interaction of number and gender in Katcha

@article{Turner2018TheIO,
  title={The interaction of number and gender in Katcha},
  author={D. G. Turner},
  journal={Studies in African linguistics},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={129-153}
}
  • D. G. Turner
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Studies in African linguistics
The Kadu languages of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains have been the subject of an ongoing controversy regarding whether they should be classified as Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, or as an independent family. Against this background, I present novel data from nouns in Katcha. I show that not only does the number system have elements typical of both NiloSaharan and Niger-Congo, but that in its interaction with gender it is strikingly reminiscent of Afro-Asiatic, in ways that are typologically unusual. Where… Expand
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