Family: Ta-Ne-Omotic

Classification

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Comments on family membership

(North) Omotic does not show diagnostic Afro-Asiatic features (Hayward, Richard J. 2004), (Bender, Lionel M. 2000), (Bender, Marvin Lionel 2003), (Theil, Rolf 2007), (Bender, Lionel M. 2010), (Theil, Rolf 2012), and is therefore excluded until such features can be shown. The Mao languages (Hozo, Seze, Bambeshi and Ganza) have not yet been shown to be (North or South) Omotic in morphology and/or core vocabulary, though there are some resemblances with North Omotic (Bender, Marvin Lionel 1975), (Bender, Marvin Lionel 1985), (Bender, Lionel M. 2000), (Bender, Lionel M. 1975), (Bender, Lionel M. 2010). The evidence for the coherence of North and South Omotic (= Ari-Banna) (Hayward, Richard J. and Tsuge, Yoichi 1998), (Fleming, Harold C. 1992), (Fleming, Harold and Lewis, Herbert 1961), (Fleming, Harold and Lewis, Herbert 1963) is not sufficient (Fleming, Harold C. 1993), (Lamberti, Marcello 1993), (Zaborski, Andrzej 2007), (Bender, Lionel M. 2010), (Theil, Rolf 2012). The resemablances between Dizoid and Ta-Ne-Omotic languages (especially Bench) are best explained as loans (Theil, Rolf 2012):373-374.

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