Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | Department of Asian and African Studies | Regional Departments | African Studies | Events | Upcoming Events | 05.07. Colloquium on African linguistics:*ki, *ka, und *ku im Proto-Tula-Waja (Elstermann)

05.07. Colloquium on African linguistics:*ki, *ka, und *ku im Proto-Tula-Waja (Elstermann)

„*ki, *ka, und *ku im Proto-Tula-Waja” - Talk by Julius Elstermann (HU Berlin) given within the colloquium of African linguistics and languages
  • When Jul 05, 2022 from 04:15 to 05:45
  • Contact Name Christfried Naumann (christfried.naumann (AT) hu-berlin.de, please contact for Zoom access information)
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Güldemann (2021) suggests Adamawa languages play a central role in the diffusion of Niger Congo as he ponders the idea of Adamawa as a staging point from where different Niger-Congo branches further developed. Hence, the examination of Adamawa languages is very important to achieve a deeper understanding of the historical development of Niger-Congo. My research builds on those ideas and tries to take first steps towards reconstructing the system of noun classification of Proto-Tula-Waja one of the primary branches of Adamawa. In my presentation, I am going to examine the possible development of two noun form- and agreement-classes *KA and *KU as well as the possibility of a proto-class *KI.