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Academic Paper

Title: Reconstructing Proto-Consonant Phonemes of LEC Languages
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Author: Dawit Tilahun Jembere
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Institution: Dilla University
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: Gawwada
Subject LANGUAGE Family: East Cushitic
Abstract: Reconstructing Proto-Consonant Phonemes of Lowland East Cushitic Languages
DAWIT TILAHUN Jembere – Dilla University, Ethiopia

This paper attempts to present the reconstruction of the proto-Lowland East
Cushitic (LEC) consonant phonemes. It considers data from LEC subgroups: Borana, Konso, and Gawwada. From the correspondences of the stops in Konso and Gawwada languages, we can argue that some kind of merging of voiced plosives into voiceless counterparts took place at some point in time in the development of some of these languages. The systematic distribution
of implosives and ejectives in these languages is fascinating and of significant linguistic interest.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: The 5th International Conference on Cushitic and Omotic Languages (Paris, 16-18 April 2008).
Publication Info: The Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cushitic and Omotic Languages (Paris, 16-18April 2008).
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