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Adang

A Timor-Alor-Pantar Language

Reciprocal markers

NameDescriptionAnswerset
1Coreferential pronounsAmbiguous between reflexive and reciprocalAdangSections: Basics(1), Morphology(13), Syntax(6), Selection(8), Polysemy(14), Discontinuous(2)

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Language

Language name
Adang
Ethnologue code (ISO 639-3)
adn
Genetic classification (Ethnologue)
Trans-New Guinea, South Bird's Head-Timor-Alor-Pantar, Timor-Alor-Pantar, Makasai-Alor-Pantar, Alor
Language group (Ethnologue top level)
Trans-New Guinea
Language genus (following WALS)
West Timor-Alor-Pantar
Linguistic macro-area (following WALS)
Australia and New Guinea
Transliteration
Haan's orthography.
Comments1. I use '1INCL' and '1EXCL' as a shortcuts for the 1PL inclusive and exclusive forms because the first is combined with 'DIST' and 'COLL'.
2. I change Haan's 'proximal' to 'reflexive' for two reasons: I want to avoid confusion with 'proximative' deixis. The described function corresponds to what is otherwise described as 'reflexive': coreference with a subject, be it in the form of a free pronoun, a verbal or a nominal, i.e. possessive, prefix.
Sources consulted
Haan, Johnson Welem. 2001. The Grammar of Adang:
A Papuan Language Spoken on the Island of Alor
East Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia. Sidney: University of Sidney.

Session

Session status
Completed
CommentsAs far as possible.
Public
yes
Session type
Based on written sources only
Analyst conducting session
Thomas Hanke
Analyst's familiarity with the language
no knowledge of the language

Classification

Balanced samples
Genetic-WALS, Areal-Genera-50
Rating of the collected data for this language
Satisfactory

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