Africa-Asia Relations: Historical, Cultural, and Linguistic Connections. Adams B. Bodomo University of Hong Kong [email protected] Visiting Professor Ansted University, Penang, Malaysia August 7, 2001. Outline of the Talk. Introduction and Themes of the Talk
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PigChinese Horoscope - the twelve-year cycle (twelve animal signs)
1 – High
2 – High rising
3 – mid level
4 - Low Falling
5 – Low rising
6 – Low levelTones in Cantonese
Example - ‘I bought some water and drank it’
Ngo5 maai5 seoi2 jam2
1.SG buy.PERF water drink
N da la koO nyu
1.SG buy.PERF FOC water drink
Tones and serial verb constructions have received the attention of many linguists
contributed very useful data for this linguistic inquiry (Luke and Bodomo 1998)
Association for Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa (LESEWA)
Typological similarities as important aspect Comparative African and Asian StudiesTypological Linguistic Relationships(2) Serial verb construction (SVC)
EAST - WEST DICHOTOMY
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