Toward a Proto-Mande reconstruction and an etymological dictionary

Abstract : Mande family includes more than 70 languages spoken in West Africa and is presumably one of the mid-range families of the Niger-Congo macrofamily. The current state of the Proto-Mande reconstruction is discussed in this paper: internal classification, phonological reconstruction (initial consonants, word-internal consonants, vowels, tones, metrical foot) and morphological reconstruction. The question of whether Mande belongs to the Niger-Congo macrofamily is also discussed.
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Valentin Vydrin. Toward a Proto-Mande reconstruction and an etymological dictionary. Faits de langues, Brill, 2016, Comparatisme et reconstruction : tendances actuelles (Dir. K. Pozdniakov), pp.109-123. ⟨halshs-01375776⟩

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