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At 02:30 PM 1/2/04 -0500, you wrote:
>Speaking of Cushitic, does anyone know what the phonology (and
>morphology/syntax) of, say, Amharic or Tigrigna (Tigrinya), are? It would
>be very interesting to see how such langs work!!

Amharic is actually a Semitic language, not a Cushitic one.

I don't remember a lot about Amharic, even though I had a Structure of
Amharic course in college.  (The notes from the class are buried somewhere
in my house.)  As for phonology, I can tell you that Amharic has ejective
consonants, which are a lot of fun.

If I could reach my notes, I'd see what I could I tell you, but I can't do
that.  If they turn up, I'll see if I can summarize them for you.

Isidora