Senagi languages

Senagi languages

Senagi
Geographic
distribution:
New Guinea
Linguistic classification: a possible primary language family
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: sena1264[1]

The Senagi languages are a small independent family of Papuan languages in the classification of Malcolm Ross, that had been part of Stephen Wurm's Trans–New Guinea proposal.

The Angor language is unusual in that it distinguishes gender in the second- and third-person dual and plural (you and they), but not in the singular. It is not clear if Dera does the same.

Classification

The Senagi family consists of only two languages:

The most promising external links are with the Sepik and Torricelli languages. The pronoun for "I" is reconstructed as *wan for both proto-Senagi and proto-Sepik, while the Angor masculine dual