Zayse and Zargulla language

Amha, Azeb (2014) Zayse and Zargulla language. In: Baussi, Alessandro, and Uhlig, Siegbert, (eds.) Encyclopaedia Aethiopica: volume 5: Y-Z, supplementa, addenda et corrigenda, maps, index. Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, Germany, pp. 169-171.

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[Extract] Zs. and Zg. are regarded as two dialects of the same language (hereafter: Zargulla-Zayse, Zg.-Zs.). They are classified under the East ↗ Ometo branch of ↗ Omotic. The dialectal variation between them includes lexical differences such as Zg. zumá vs. Zs. bocé 'mountain', Zg. haáʾe vs. Zs. baadé 'mouth', Zg. kiine vs. Zs. ʾatté 'back', Zg. ʾóotso vs. Zs. kábbe 'work [noun]', In grammar, the differences include: plural-marking by -ir in Zs. as in tolkó 'hyena' vs. tolkír 'hyenas' and by -edél -ede in Zg., e.g., séga 'goat' vs. segedé. In Zg. definiteness is marked by suffixes (s. below) whereas in Zs. it is marked by pro-clitic prnouns ʾe (masc. sg.), ʾi (fem. sg.) and ʾu (pl.), e.g., gárma 'a lion' vs. ʾe-gárma 'the lion'. In the present entry, most examples are from Zg. Data on Zs. are from Hayward (1990; 1999).

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