Nordic Journal of African Studies - Abstract

Title: Subject clitics in Konso
Author: Ongaye O. Orkaydo and Maarten Mous
Published: © Nordic Journal of African Studies Vol. 25(1) 2016, pp. 23–51
Language: English
Keywords: subject, clitics, Konso, Cushitic

Abstract:

In Konso (Cushitic, Ethiopia), a sentence contains an inflectional element separate from the verb. This is in essence a subject clitic and a sentence type indicator. Its position is at some place in the sentence before the verb and indicative of information structure. The article provides a first full analysis of the basic properties of the subject clitic.


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