Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 120

Article in Press

THE COMPLEXITY OF CASES AND NOMINAL MORPHOLOGY IN AWNGI: A CASE STUDY OF THE AMHARA REGION, ETHIOPIA.

AWOKE WORKU, SHAMBEL DEMLIE

  •  Received: 03 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 19 November 2018
The article basically examines the nominal morphology of the Awngi language. The nominal morphology of Awngi is not yet studied. Hence, this area is selected to form basic document for the curriculum designers as instructional media by native speakers. This will be also helpful document for future researchers on the aforementioned language. The findings show that the affixes used in masculine and feminine both animate and inanimate are different. Awngi is a right headed language because all elements are in the right side of the words. Many languages, have adpositions (whether prepositions or postpositions); which are separate words. For example, English has prepositions; however Awngi has no adpositions; instead it is a language rich in suffixes. Awngi has plenty of case markers.

Keywords: Cases, Ablative, Accusative, Genitive, Agentive, Augmentative, Dative, Diminutive.