On Mon, 26 May 2003 15:53:53 -0400, rmccalli@... wrote:

> Btw: I just checked out Greenberg's Languages of Africa. Is his
>overview of Chadic reliable? I notice he doesn't have Omotic as a separate
>branch, but otherwise, is his view of Cushitic fairly reliable?

I rememeber leafing through the book years ago, but I don't remember
much of the details. Greenberg correctly identified Chadic and
Cushitic(+Omotic) as Afro-Asiatic, and correctly left other language
groups (e.g. "Nilo-Hamitic") out of Afro-Asiatic. But his book (1963)
is not an in-depth study of the Afro-Asiatic languages specifically,
and it's somewhat dated by now.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal