Language: Kuku-Mangk


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.

Kuku-Mangk [xmq] is listed in E16/E17/E18/E19 as an extinct separate Middle Paman language. However, out only information regarding Kuku-Mangk ( von Sturmer, John R. 1978 :171-172 , Sutton, Peter John 1978 :168-171 , Ian Smith and Steve Johnson 2000 :358-361 ) says that some informants equate it with Kugu Iiyanh [wij] while others ascribe it a separate identity. But even if the informants giving it a separate identity are correct, they do not necessarily mean that Kuku-Mangk is not intelligible to Kugu Iiyanh or any of the other Kugu dialects. No form-meaning pairs are available to ascertain any variant of the relationship, and thus there is insufficient basis for ascertaining that Kugu-Mangk [xmq] should be a separate entry. See also: Wik-Iiyanh [wij].


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