Family: East Timor

Comments on family membership

The group is clearly internally coherent. I have not been able to replicate the lexicostatistic argument for a relation between all Timor-Alor-Pantar languages, i.e. with West Timor-Alor-Pantar and Kolana-Tanglapui Stokhof 1975, and suggested correspondences do not show much systematicity. Likewise, the Bomberai/Alor comparisons in Hull 2004 are flimsy. Hull, Geoffrey. (2004) The Papuan Languages of Timor. Estudos de Linguas e Culturas de Timor Leste / Studies in Languages and Cultures of East Timor 6. 23-99. Stokhof, W. A. L. (1975) Preliminary Notes on the Alor and Pantar Languages (East Indonesia) (Pacific Linguistics: Series B 43). Canberra: Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University.

Comments on subclassification

Halus Mandala 2010 Maaike van Naerssen 2008

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