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Causative and Passive High Tone in Bantu: Spurious or Proto?

  • Author(s): Hyman, Larry M.
  • et al.

The purpose of this study is to survey and evaluate the tonal effects of the two Bantu vocalic verb extensions *-i- ‘causative’ and *-ʊ- ‘passive’ in order to determine whether they carried a H in Proto-Bantu (PB).

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