The Derivation of Genitive Nouns in Four Benue-Congo Languages: Yoruba, Ukaan, Igede and Ebira

Michael A. Abiodun
Journal of West African Languages Vol. 32 No. 1&2, 2005

Languages within a family are supposed to share similarities at different levels of grammar as clear evidence of their genetic relationship. The four Nigerian Languages studied in this paper: Yoruba, Ebira, Igede and Ukaan are according to scholars genetically related. One expects on account of this to see areas of similarity as evidence of the relatedness. In this paper, we present morphological evidence that suggests that the languages must probably have been related in the distant past.

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