Afro Asiatic languages compared

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  1. government

    government زومالي و افتخر VIP

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    @Apollo check this out
    It seems that wolotya doesn't sound like the rest of them maybe you're right ometic is not afro asiatic after all :cosbyhmm:
     
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  2. samaalewarrior

    samaalewarrior Cushitic general

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    Isn’t the omotic language mostly isolate with some afro asiatic influences
     
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    government زومالي و افتخر VIP

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    Some people say it's part of afro Asiatic
     
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  4. samaalewarrior

    samaalewarrior Cushitic general

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    I heard the omotic language is way older and got added to the afro asiatic category due to it being linguistically influenced by it and isolate before
     
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    Yeah but just because it's influenced by afro Asiatic doesn't mean it should be put as a part of it their are language isolates for a reason
     
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  6. samaalewarrior

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    Yea I agree they should’ve remained isolate like the hadza and sandawe
     
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  7. Apollo

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    I think Omotic is part of the Hadza-Sandawe language group without clicks and with major Afro-Asiatic influences through contact with Cushitic.
     
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  8. MARAQ DIGAAG

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    I was expecting Hausa to sound more Niger Congo influenced due to the location but it doesn’t .........
     
  9. Apollo

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    Chadic is close to Berber languages.

    They came from R1b men from Italy mingling with Libyan Berbers, appropriating their language, and then pushing into Lake Chad and fucking Nilotic women and turning completely black. Later pushing West and incorporating Niger-Congo peoples as well (Nigeria).

    Quite a backstory.
     
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    @Apollo I think Chadic as a branch is the most conservative of the AA language family. It sounds like Cushitic, and it sounds like Semitic. If you told me that Hausa was a Cushitic language I would easily believe that. It sounds like Oromo to me. I think Berber is the most divergent outside of Omotic.
     
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    They share most vocab and grammatic structure with Amazigh. In the past, racist scholars tried to hide this because they assumed because of Chadic's blackness that they weren't AA at all. But more recent analyses show they are closest to Amazigh.
     
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    That is interesting. I have always found it weird that the Hausa speak an AA language, while Fulanis speak a Niger Congo language. is there a reason for this? Did Fulanis originally speak an AA language?
     
  13. Prince Abubu

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    Wow, Hausa sounds a lot like Amharic. The most divergent seems to be wolaytta which sounds like a Malayo-Polynesian language.

    Fulanis are like Nubians, they seem to be language-shifted Afrasians.
     
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    Well, not really.. the Sub-Saharan part of Fulanis (range 85%-60%) is deeply connected to Senegambians. Even Nigerian and Sudanese Fulanis have this high Senegambian link. So they are not classic language shifters like Hungarians and Amharas.

    They are a Senegambian population that absorbed Green Sahara (proto)-Berbers.
     
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  15. HIGH PRIESTESS

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    Wow, Tigre and Tigrinya sound identical to Arabic! Whilst Coptic, Berber, Amharic and Hausa sound similar to each other as well. Somali and Hebrew seem to stand alone amongst the AA family tree...
     
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    Also, I wish the Ancient Egyptian language was included as well.
     
  17. government

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    Check my other thread and try to guess which language is which no cheating
    And yes I noticed that tigre sounds like Arabic but not tiggrinya my ajnabi friend said Somali sounds arabic
     
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    Wait Hausas are Afro-Asiatic? Mind=blown
     
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    Yeah I’ve been told that Somali sounds like Arabic but honestly I can’t hear the resemblance at all.
     
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    It's the Arabic loan words and ع خ in Somali makes it sound harsher and more Arabic like all other languages aside from Somali and arabic lack those features
     
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