Sentani languages

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Sentani
Geographic
distribution:
Papua
Linguistic classification: East Bird's Head – Sentani?
  • Sentani
Subdivisions:
  • Demta
  • Sentani
Glottolog: sent1261[1]

The Sentani languages form a language family in the "Bird's Head" Peninsula of western New Guinea. Sentani had been a branch of Stephen Wurm's proposal for Trans–New Guinea. The languages have lexical similarities with the Asmat–Kamoro languages, but Ross (2005) does not believe these demonstrate a genealogical relationship, and proposes instead that they are related to the East Bird's Head languages.

Classification[edit]

Sentani stock (3 languages)

Pronouns[edit]

The pronouns Ross reconstructs for proto-family are:

I *də exclusive we *me
inclusive we *e
thou *wa you  ?
s/he *nə they  ?

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sentani". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.