Proto Bora-Muinane

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  • Frank Seifart Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Juan Alvaro Echeverri Universidad Nacional de Colombia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/liames.v15i2.8642303

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Historical linguistics. Bora. Muinane. Boran family. Northwest Amazonia

Resumo

Bora and Muinane are two neighboring, relatively closely related languages spoken in the North-West Amazon. Whether these two languages can be shown to be genealogically related to other languages is still debated. In this paper, we provide a reconstruction of 416 proto Bora-Muinane word forms and of the proto Bora-Muinane phonological system. Our reconstruction confirms an earlier reconstruction by Aschmann (1993), but also differs from it in some important respects. We firmly establish sound changes in Bora and Muinane based on extensive data and first-hand knowledge of the languages involved. The reconstructed proto Bora-Muinane forms presented here provide a sound basis for re-evaluating the genealogical relationship of Bora-Muinane with Witoto and Ocaina, which was proposed by Aschmann (1993), and opens the possibility to search for genealogical relations with other languages.

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Biografia do Autor

Frank Seifart, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Assistant Professor, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Principle investigator “Articulation speed variation cross-linguistically”, Universität zu Köln.

Juan Alvaro Echeverri, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Antropólogo Ph.D., vinculado desde 1997 a la Universidad Nacional de Colombia en la Sede Amazonia. Especialista en poblaciones indígenas amazónicas, con experiencia de trabajo e investigación en el río Putumayo (uitoto, secoya, kichwa), ríos Caraparaná e Igaraparaná (uitoto), río Caquetá (muinane, nonuya, andoque, uitoto) y río Amazonas (ticuna, yagua, cocama, uitoto).

Referências

Aschmann, Richard P. (1993). Proto Witotoan. (Publications in Linguistics, N 114). Arlington, TX: The Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Echeverri, Juan A.; Seifart, Frank (2015). A re-evaluation of the Witotoan family and its genealogical relation to the Boran family (North West Amazon). Submitted to International Journal of American Linguistics.

Parker, Steve (2001). On the acoustic qualities of Bora vowels. Phonetica 58(3): 179–195.

Thiesen, Wesley; Eva Thiesen (1998). Diccionario Bora - Castellano, Castellano - Bora. (Serie Lingüística Peruana). Yarinacocha: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano.

Thiesen, Wesley; Weber, David (2012). A grammar of Bora with special attention to tone (SIL International Publications in Linguistics 148). Dallas: SIL International.

Walton, James W.; Hensarling, Grace; Maxwell, Michael R. (2000). El muinane. In Maria Stella de Pérez; María Luisa de Montes (eds.). Lenguas indígenas de Colombia. Una visión descriptiva, pp. 255–273. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo.

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Whiffen, Thomas (1915). The North-West Amazons: notes of some months spent among cannibal tribes. London: Constable.

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2015-10-04

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Seifart, F., & Echeverri, J. A. (2015). Proto Bora-Muinane. LIAMES: Línguas Indígenas Americanas, 15(2), 279–311. https://doi.org/10.20396/liames.v15i2.8642303

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