East Bird's Head languages
|East Bird's Head|
|Linguistic classification||Extended West Papuan ?
East Bird's Head languages (in red)
Stephen Wurm identifies the subdivisions of his Papuan classification as families (on the order of the Germanic languages), stocks (on the order of the Indo-European languages), and phyla (on the order of the Nostratic hypothesis). East Bird's Head is a stock in this terminology. A language that is not related to any other at a family level, such as Greek within Indo-European, will be called an isolate in this scheme.
East Bird's Head stock (3 languages)
The pronouns Ross reconstructs for the family's proto-language are:
Number Person Singular Plural exclusive inclusive 1st *da, *di- *meme, *me- *mimi, *mi- 2nd *ba, *bi- *ia, *i- 3rd *e, *- *rua, *ri-