A Grammar of Khimt‘Anga

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Addis Ababa University


This thesis describes the grammar of Khimt‟anga and provides an exhaustive analysis of its structure. Khimt‟anga is a little-documented Central Cushitic language spoken by over 199,556 native speakers in the northern part of Ethiopia; but there has been little research on the language. The study employs both elicitations and oral texts to collect linguistic data. To this end, the phonology, morphology and syntax of Khmt‟anga have been described based on the target language itself. In the phonology part, 33 consonant and 7 vowel phonemes are identified. The geminates, the consonant clusters, the syllable structure and the morphophonemic processes are discussed. The morphological description focuses on an indepth investigation of both derivation and inflection grammatical aspects of the language. Eventually, in the syntax part, the word order, the phrase structure, simple and comparative sentences, and a complex clause that contains one or more subordinate clause(s) and a main (or matrix) clause are all described.



Grammar of Khimt