2021-07-08Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/23181
The gender system of Khoekhoegowab
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
According to traditional analysis, Khoekhoe(gowab) makes a tripartite distinction between masculine, feminine, and common gender. Based on a statistical analysis of the comprehensive dictionary by Haacke and Eiseb and the first author’s status as a native speaker, the present paper offers new insights into the gender system of Khoekhoe. This concerns in particular the gender specification across the lexicon, including the status of transnumeral nouns, which leads to a partly revised analysis of the gender system.
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