South Omotic in a sentence
1. It therefore splits off the following groups as small families: South Omotic, Mao, Dizoid, Gonga–Gimojan (North Omotic apart from the preceding), Ongota, Kujarge.
2. Four separate "Omotic" groups are accepted by Glottolog 4.0 and Güldemann (2018): Ta-Ne-Omotic, Dizoid (Maji), Mao, and Aroid ("South Omotic").
3. The North and South Omotic branches ("Nomotic" and "Somotic") are universally recognized, with some dispute as to the composition of North Omotic.
4. Fleming (1969) argued that it should instead be classified as an independent branch of Afroasiatic, a view which Bender (1971) established to most linguists' satisfaction, though a few linguists maintain the West Cushitic position or that only South Omotic forms a separate branch, with North Omotic remaining part of Cushitic.
5. Hamer or Hamer-Banna (Hamer: hámar aapó) is a language within the South Omotic branch of the Afroasiatic language family.
6. The Aroid or Ari-Banna (formerly South Omotic or Somotic) languages possibly belong to the Afro-Asiatic family and are spoken in Ethiopia.
7. There are five Aroid languages: The classification of South Omotic (also called Aroid) is highly disputed and it may be a separate language family.
8. Zaborski (1986) and Lamberti (1993) consider South Omotic to be a separate branch of Cushitic, renaming it as West Cushitic.
9. Bender (2000, 2003) notes that South Omotic is in fact quite divergent from other Afroasiatic languages, and suggests that it may in fact have connections with Nilo-Saharan, such as Surmic and Nilotic.
10. Citing lexical similarities with Surmic and other non-Nilotic Nilo-Saharan languages, Yigezu (2013) argues that Aroid (AKA South Omotic) has a "Nilo-Saharan origin" and had become strongly influenced by other "Omotic" language groups.
11. Glottolog 4.0 does not recognize that South Omotic belongs to one of the disputed families, and the candidate group of Omotic languages (grouping both North and South Omotic languages) remains disputed.
- North Omotic
- the preceding
- Little agreement
- the subgrouping
- the five or six branches
- the Omotic branch
- the four major language families
- whose speech area
- Afroasiatic's Semitic branch
- no generally accepted relations
- any other language family
- several proposals
- one or more other language families
- The earliest written evidence
- an Afroasiatic language
- an Ancient Egyptian inscription
- c. 3400 BC
- (Naqada II
- Egyptian hieroglyphs date
- c. 4000 BC
- an earlier possible dating
- a minimum date
- Proto-Afroasiatic (Trombetti
- considerable time
- the date
- the Proto-Afroasiatic language
- approximately 7,500 BC
- approximately 16,000 BC
- c. 10,000 BC
- c. 11,000 BC
- c. 16,000 BC
- These dates
- other proto-languages
- "original homeland
- the hypothetical place
- Proto-Afroasiatic language speakers
- a single linguistic community
- this original language
- distinct languages