[Lingtyp] Verbal person-number indexing reconstructed for a family/deeper subfamily?

David Gil gil at shh.mpg.de
Wed Jun 20 07:36:05 UTC 2018


This is not exactly what you're asking for, but perhaps close enough to 
be of interest.  Austronesian languages typically do not have verbal 
person-number subject indexes; however, in many Austronesian languages 
of eastern Indonesia, verbal agreement has arisen, and, for the most 
part, the markers in question are clearly reconstructable to the earlier 
Austronesian independent pronouns.



On 19/06/2018 21:52, Ilja Seržant wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am looking for families (or subfamilies with a larger time depth) 
> for which verbal person-number subject indexes / "agreement" affixes 
> (featuring the intransitive subject for ergative lgs.) are 
> reconstructed. (I already have data on Dravidian, Semitic, 
> Indo-European, Maya, Finno-Ugric and Turkic but I need more for my 
> study on the dynamics of these).
> I would be very grateful for any reference.
> Best,
> Ilja

David Gil

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