- Baining languages
Infobox Language family
altname=East New Britain
family=a primary family of Papuan languagesThe Baining or East New Britain languages are a small
language familyspoken on the island of New Britainin Papua New Guinea. They were classified as East Papuan languagesby Wurm, but this does not now seem tenable.
The languages are Mali (Baining proper), Qaqet, Kairak, Simbali, Taulil, Butam (extinct), Ura, Malkolkol
The pronouns Ross reconstructs for proto-Baining are,
The possessive pronouns "his" and "her" are "*vat" and "*vet."
East Papuan languages
*"Structural Phylogenetics and the Reconstruction of Ancient Language History". Michael Dunn, Angela Terrill, Ger Reesink, Robert A. Foley, Stephen C. Levinson. "Science" magazine, 23 Sept. 2005, vol. 309, p 2072.
* Malcom Ross (2005). "Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages." In: Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide and Jack Golson, eds, "Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples," 15-66. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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