Language: Gey


This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Gey [guv] (Gewe, Gueve) is listed in E16/E17/E18 as a separate Adamawa language in Cameroon. But this language is attested with numerals in H. Baudelaire 1944 which shows it to be the same language as Duli [duz], attested in H. Baudelaire 1944 and Strümpell, F. 1922-1923 . So the Gey [guv] entry duplicates Duli [duz]. A curiousity is that the numerals of this Duli-Gey language resemble numerals of the Bata group of Chadic while the rest of the vocabulary shows good resemblances to the Leko-Nimbari subgroup of Adamawa. I wish to thank Roger Blench and Richard Gravina for discussion of this vocabulary.

See also: Duli-Gewe [duz].


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