This paper gives an overview of the four principal and nine minor dialects of Pamona, as described by the Dutch linguist Nicolaus Adriani in 1914. Although Adriani’s description of Pamona dialects is approaching one hundred years old, a serious follow-up survey to verify or amend it has never been conducted, even though for the minor dialects Adriani often had to rely on minimal information. Since Adriani’s day, two dialects have been reclassified as separate languages, while a third is probably extinct. For many others we are still in need of fuller and more reliable information.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Survey Reports
Sulawesi Language Alliance
Table of Contents:
Introduction; Major dialects of the Pamona heartland; Minor dialects of the Pamona periphery; References;
Version 1 [04 February 2012]
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