The Bantu Languages
Gerard Philippson is Professor of Bantu Languages at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and is a member of the Dyamique de Langage research team of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyon II University. He has mainly worked on comparative Bantu tonology. Other areas of interest include Afro-Asiatic, general phonology, linguistic classification and its correlation with population genetics.
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adjectives affricates Aghem agreement attested augment Babole Babungo Bantu languages Bukusu C30 Ngiri child class 9 clicks clitic concord consonant contrast demonstrative derived dialects dinuni downstep example extension final vowel fricatives fufu Ganda GB languages Gciriku gender grammatical grammaticalization Grassfields Guthrie Guthrie’s H tone High tone Hyman inflectional initial vowel lexical Lingala linguistic locative Logooli low tone Luyana Makhuwa marked Meeussen morpheme morphology nasal nasal consonant negation negative Niger-Congo nominal prefix noun class noun class prefixes object prefix occur passive past pattern person phonetic phonological plural position preceding prenasalized pronominal pronoun realized reconstructed reference reflexes Savanna Schadeberg semantic sentence sequences singular Sotho speakers structure subject marker suffix Swahili syllable syntactic tense tonal Tswana UMbundu variation varieties velar verb verb forms verb root verb stem verbal voiced voiceless vowel harmony word order Xhosa Yeyi zone Zulu