The Presence of the Causative Morpheme –issi- in Shakkinoonoo and –ičč 1 i- in Kafinoonoo in Terms of Language Contact

  • Tolemariam Fufa

Abstract

In this article I shall show that the causative morpheme –issi- in Shakkinoonoo and -ičči- in Kafinoonoo are borrowed from Oromo. Further I shall show that the morpheme -ičči- is the same as the morpheme –issi-. The paper is divided into four sections. The first section introduces geographical area, language contacts, language affiliations, and attitudes of the speakers of the two languages. The second section discuses the basic and the borrowed causative markings of Shakkinoonoo and Kafinoonoo. The third section argues that the morpheme -ičči- is the same as –issi-. The fourth section compares the causative markings of neighboring languages and gives conclusion.

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Published
2012-07-27
How to Cite
FUFA, Tolemariam. The Presence of the Causative Morpheme –issi- in Shakkinoonoo and –ičč 1 i- in Kafinoonoo in Terms of Language Contact. Ethiopian Journal of Languages and Literature, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 95 - 113, july 2012. Available at: <http://ejol.aau.edu.et/index.php/EJOLL/article/view/579>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2020.
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