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A Descriptive Study of the Modern Wolaytta Language (Omotic) by Wakasa, Motomichi

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Fleming, Harold C. (1976) Omotic overview. In: M. L. ) The Non-Semitic languages of Ethiopia, 299-323. East Lansing: African Studies Center, Michigan State University. Fleming, Harold C. (1992) Omotic and Cushitic, a reply to Lamberti. Anthropos 87: 520-525. Fleming, Harold C. (1993) Second reply to Lamberti. Anthropos 88: 557-558. Ford, Carolyn (1990) Notes on Ko:rete phonology. In: Richard J. ) Omotic language studies, 413-424. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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It is unfortunate that I have to use two letters (a digraph) to transcribe this frequent phoneme. The letter ―x‖ might be a better candidate as in Maltese or the Pinyin for Chinese, but unfortunately the letter has been used for a glottalized t in Wolaytta and Oromo. The capital ―S‖ might be another candidate, but unfortunately capitals are kept for glottalized sounds in this thesis. 1). Personally, I think that this notation is ugly. 4)31.

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