Mascoian languages

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Mascoian
Lengua-Mascoy, Toba
Enlhet–Enenlhet
Geographic
distribution
Paraguay
Linguistic classificationMataco–Guaicuru ?
  • Mascoian
Glottologleng1261[1]

The Mascoian also known as Enlhet–Enenlhet, Lengua–Mascoy, or Chaco languages are a small, closely related language family of Paraguay.

Languages[edit]

The languages are:[2]

Two spurious languages have been claimed in the literature, Emok and Maskoy Pidgin.

Jolkesky (2016)[edit]

Internal classification by Jolkesky (2016):[3]

(† = extinct)

Lengua-Maskoy

Vocabulary[edit]

Loukotka (1968) lists the following basic vocabulary items.[4]

gloss Kaskihá Sanapaná Angaité Kilyetwaiwo Lengua Maskoy
one thãabok inskipkoé slima slima sláma sláma
two hãkãnit inkanéit kaened haenit aʔánit agaʔét
ear hea-xtik iñ-altik aua-tik enet-ktek aha-ktik hartek
foot he-menik i-meníek i-menék minik he-menek
woman enkeluana kilaua kelaa kilyaná inkilána
water yemen ilmen islmen yigmin igmen
fire tatha taothla tathxa tatsla taslá
sun agmĩn akmén agmén yenmet ixim ikim
moon pithtin pielstén pelsxtén piltin pelsten
tobacco xená inhaihak hená haéna hekena

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lengua–Mascoy". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Unruh, Ernesto; Kalisch, Hannes. 2003. "Enlhet-Enenlhet. Una familia lingüística chaqueña." Thule, Rivista italiana di studi americanistici 14/15: 207–231.[1]
  3. ^ Jolkesky, Marcelo Pinho De Valhery. 2016. Estudo arqueo-ecolinguístico das terras tropicais sul-americanas. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Brasília.
  4. ^ Loukotka, Čestmír (1968). Classification of South American Indian languages. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center.
  • Alain Fabre, 2005, Los pueblos del Gran Chaco y sus lenguas, primera parte: los enlhet-enenlhet del Chaco Paraguayo.[2]