West Chadic


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Noun1.West Chadic - a group of Chadic languages spoken in northern Nigeria; Hausa in the most important member
Hausa, Haussa - the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages; widely used as a trading language
Bolanci, Bole - a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
Angas - a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
Bokkos, Daffo, Ron - a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Bade - a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Warji - a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Sayanci, Zaar - a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
Chadic, Chadic language, Chad - a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
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The topics include focus, questions, and givenness; the scalar particle har'i in Ngamo (West Chadic); inferring meaning from indirect answers to polar questions: the contribution of the rise-fall-rise contour; and two alternatives for disjunction: an inquisitive reconciliation.
In his work on paradigmatic displacement, Russel Schuh proposes two aspects in which the feature is most common in West Chadic languages: (1) "analogical leveling of original distinctions on the model of one or more members of the paradigm" and (2) "to level variation at its original position while shifting it to some other point" (1980:355).
This article discusses the semantics and pragmatics of postural, existential and positional verbs occurring in the basic locative construction of Goemai, a West Chadic language of Central Nigeria.

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