Language: Bikaru-Bragge


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.

Bikaru [bic] is listed in E16/E17/E18/E19 as a separate Sepik Hill language deriving from the Bikaru vocabulary collected by Bragge ( Conrad, Robert J. and Ronald K. Lewis 1988 , Laycock, Donald C. no date ) which shows a mix of Bisorio [blr] and Sanio [sny] resemblant words. Other attestations of Bikaru/Pikaru simply reflect a variety of Bisorio [bir] ( Conrad, Robert J. and Ronald K. Lewis 1988 ). Given that Bragge's vocabulary was collected monolingually on a survey, quite likely it reflects a confused elicitation session rather than a separate language. See also: Saniyo-Hiyewe [sny].


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