Spoken L1 Language: Leti (Cameroon)

Comments on subclassification

Biloa, Edmond and Katamba, Francis 1997: 10

AES status:
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2023
Leti (leo-leo) = 7 (Shifting).

E16/E17/E18/E19/E20/E21/E22/E23/E24/E25/E26 has two entries Leti (Cameroon) [leo] and Mengisa [mct]. Leti [leo] is the ancestral language of the Mengisa ethnic group who are switching to Eton [eto]. The Eton that most Mengisa now speak is not linguistically remarkable ( Geslin-Houdet, Françoise 1984 ). Thus the Mengisa entry is duplicated whether or not it refers to the ancestral or the contemporary language. (In addition, the Leti [leo] language is so close to Tuki [bag] as to perhaps count as a dialect of it ( Biloa, Edmond 2013: 37-38 ).) See also: Eton-Mengisa [eto], Mengisa [mct], Tuki [bag].

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