Hello guest, if you read this it means you are not registered. Click here to register in a few simple steps, you will enjoy all features of our Forum.

Check for new replies
Polysynthetic languages
#1
Polysynthetic languages are present among languages of Native American nations, whose ancestries were formed using the ancestry, separating from the Paleolithic Kostenki14 (yDNA C1b) to the ANE component. Polysynthetic languages were also observed in Australia, where another branch of yDNA C1b was also found. It was pointed that in Europe, where the Paleolithic  Kostenki14-related hunter-gatherer ancestry was better preserved, there were some polysynthetic features in a Balto-Slavic (Baltic) language, which was not considered polysynthetic as a whole. Similarly, polysynthetic features were observed in Northwest Caucasian languages.
 
Additionaly, the Afroasiatic Somali language was considered polysynthetic (https://www.researchgate.net/publication...c_Language). Additionally Kiswahili (a Bantu language, originally spoken by the Swahili people, who are found primarily in Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique (along the East African coast and adjacent littoral islands)) was classified as a language, having polysynthetic features (“A Morphological Classification of Kiswahili”).
 
In “Ancient genomes revealed the complex human interactions of the ancient western Tibetans”, some female Eskimo-Aleutians, whose languages are also polysynthetic, and some Caucasians formed a genetic cline on the PCA, and, in the Western Eurasian lineage, whose bearer participated in the cline, a mutation was observed, which was found in an African branch of mtDNA L3 (but not in mtDNA L0, L1, etc), in the Australian branch of mtDNA N, which once clustered with some cases of Native American mtDNA A2, in the Caucasian branch of the Kostenki14-related mtDNA U2. Such mtDNA lineages were studied before in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and they harbour a lot of rare mutations, observed in mtDNA lineages of speakers of polysynthetic languages. Polysynthetic languages are not distributed in East Asia (except for the polysynthetic Ainu language, which is distributed in Northeast Asia). In general, polysynthetic languages are rare in Eurasia.

ADDITION: Quote: "The behaviour of verbal prefixes in Russian (and Slavic in general) is clearly reminiscent of the kind of morphology Willem de Reuse (de Reuse 2009) called “productive noninflectional concatenation” (PNC) and considers “a prototypical property of polysynthesis” (de Reuse 2009, 21)."
Reply

Check for new replies

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)