- Senagi languages
Infobox Language family
family=a possible primary family of Papuan languagesThe Senagi languages are a small independent family of
Papuan languagesin the classification of Malcolm Ross, that had been part of Stephen Würm's Trans-New Guinea proposal.
The Angor language is unusual in that it distinguishes gender in the second- and third-person
dualand plural "(you" and "they)," but not in the singular. It is not clear if Dera does the same.
The Senagi family consists of only two languages:
* Senagi family: Angor, Dera
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 and plural pronominal suffixes "-fa-" and "-mu-" appear to reflect the proto-Sepik and proto-Torricelli dual and plural pronominal suffixes "*-p" and "*-m."
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