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The modified form of Shatt Damam nouns and its Daju cognates

Abstract : Shatt Damam nouns display two different forms (simple vs. modified) according to whether they appear without or with a modifier (associative noun or pronoun, demonstrative, relative clause, etc.).
The first part of this paper considers the syntactic contexts which require the modified noun form, and then examines how it is morphologically derived.
The second part looks at the noun in some related Daju languages and examines the morphological correspondences. Briefly put, these languages have only one noun form corresponding either to the Shatt Damam simple form or to its modified form. Thus, the noun morphology of Shatt Damam stands midway between that of nearby Shatt Tebeldia and that of the more remote – both geographically and linguistically – "western" Daju languages.
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Pascal Boyeldieu. The modified form of Shatt Damam nouns and its Daju cognates. Afrika und Übersee, Reimer, 2009, pp.9-84. ⟨halshs-00348145⟩



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