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Which languages exactly have undergone this law? Northeast Bantu languages lists Northeast Coast Bantu – which includes the Sabaki branch, which in turn includes Swahili –, too, but according to this article, Swahili does not show the effects of this law. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 17:33, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
My bad. I remember finding the source that stated Dahl's Law defines NE Bantu, but that is contradicted by the sources I'm finding now. Perhaps some author inferred that it must have been ancestral, as not the kind of thing you'd borrow, but Masele & Nurse infer just the opposite, that individual words reflecting Dahl's Law have spread through contact -- but also, apparently, there are languages in which it is no longer active. I doubt it's possible to give a complete or definite list of languages that have it, but I listed some that I found were productive or show traces. — kwami (talk) 19:40, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Wonderful! Thank you for clearing that up. Resolved --Florian Blaschke (talk) 01:04, 12 August 2015 (UTC)