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Lionel (1988) Proto-Omotic phonology and lexicon. In: Bechhaus-Gerst, M. and F. ) Cushitic-Omotic. Papers from the international symposium on Cushitic and Omotic languages, cologne, January 6-9, 1986, 121-159. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag. Bender, M. Lionel (1990) A survey of Omotic grammemes. ) Linguistic change and reconstruction methodology, 661-695. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Bender, M. Lionel (1990) Gender in Omotic. Journal of Afroasiatic Linguistics 2(2): 203-226. Bender, M. Lionel (1990) The limits of Omotic.

Japanese geographical dialects, for example, would illustrate this well. It is time for us to develop Omotic studies at such a level. To realize the above aim, this thesis tries to give detailed description of the variety of the Wolaytta Zone, or rather, of Boditi and its neighboring areas. Thus in this thesis ―the Wolaytta language‖ means the variety of those areas. 2. This does not necessarily mean that Wolaytta and other Ometo or Omotic varieties are independent languages. I just want to refrain from talking about something which I do not know.

In other words, a word-initial glottal stop constitutes an important part of the word, and is a realization of a stable phoneme, which has to be established by other evidences in any case. However, the status of non-geminated glottal stops in this language is still problematic when we consider those in word-medial position, since most, but probably not all30, of them appear at the end of a morpheme. Thus they might have been inserted as glides to avoid vowel contact. 1-10), where morpheme boundaries are shown by hyphens.

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