Roger Blench: Nilo-Saharan materials

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A. General

 

Paper/graphic Title

Date

Nilo-Saharan language classification

n.d.

Besprechungsartikel. The classification of Nilo-Saharan. Afrika und Übersee, 83:293-307. Review of Ehret (2001)

2002

Nilo-Saharan language map

n.d.

Was there a now-vanished branch of Nilo-Saharan on the Dogon Plateau? Evidence from substrate vocabulary in Bangime and Dogon.  MOTHER TONGUE, Journal of the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory, In Memory of Harold Crane Fleming (1926-2015).  XX: 73-89

2015

 

I have prepared three papers discussing the evidence for a Niger-Saharan macrophylum, i.e. one which would unite Nilo-Saharan and Niger-Congo. These papers have been synthesised in a single document, a book manuscript I am (slowly) preparing. These can be downloaded as follows;

 

Title

Status

Date

Niger-Saharan 1 (1992)

Published

1995

Niger-Saharan 2 (1998)

never published

 

Niger-Saharan 3 (2001)

Published

2007

Niger-Saharan Book

in progress

n.d.

 

B. Kadu

Title

Date

Status

The Kadu languages and their affiliation: between Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic. Insights into Nilo-Saharan Language, History and Culture. Al-Amin Abu-Manga, L. Gilley & A. Storch eds. 101-127. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe.

2006

Published

Katcha dictionary. Prepared by Roger Blench from materials left by Roland Stevenson

 

Unpublished

Kayigang wordlist

 

Unpublished

Kadu wordlists Prepared by Roger Blench from materials left by Roland Stevenson

 

Unpublished

 

C. Central Sudanic

 

Title

Status

Core and peripheral noun morphology in Central Sudanic languages. Paper for proceedings of 13th Nilo-Saharan Conference, University of Addis Ababa, 6th May, 2017. Moges Yigezu ed.

Submitted 2018

Central Sudanic language map

Published

Central Sudanic overview

Unpublished

 

D. Eastern Sudanic

 

Temein page

 

Tama

Title

Status

Tama group lexicon Edgar ms.

Unpublished

 

Nilotic

Title

Dinka English dictionary

English Dinka dictionary

Mabaan dictionary

 

E. Saharan

Title

Status/Date

Manga dictionary

Unpublished

Beria dictionary. Compliled from multiple sources by Roger Blench

Unpublished

 

F. Kuliak

 

Title

Status/Date

So dictionary. Ms. prepared by Bernd Heine & Eithne Carlin, edited by Roger Blench

Unpublished

Segment reversal in Kuliak and its relationship to Nilo-Saharan. Unpublished paper.

2017

 

G. Songhay

 

Title

Status/Date

Saharan and Songhay form a branch of Nilo-Saharan. Unpublished paper presented at the Afrikanistentag. Köln, 1st June 2012

2012

 

 

 

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