So far we have just one category, for Mixtecan languages. If anyone would like a category for the language or language family they are interested in, please post here and we’ll get you set up. Next up is one for Papuan languages, because @neilalexanderwalker is interested and we have an upcoming project to be revealed soon
I second Papuan languages!
Here it is… let me know if you’d like to write a description for the category or whatever.
when not banned from traveling and have funds I love investigating and documenting Papuan highland languages. I have mostly worked on Gorokan languages which are not as well-documented as it is always claimed. There are a number of classififications but I think individual languages an classification parameters still require more in-depth study.
Nice to meet you @carola! I agree with you about the need for more in-depth study to support existing classifications. In the South Fly where I am, all the classifications are mostly based on very shoddily collected pronoun sets, mostly only in the nominative, and often with mistakes between first-person and second-person! I wish I had the guts to go around drawing conclusions as these guys did all those decades ago!
Is anyone already into setting up the Papuan languages category?
Please feel free to create a new topic in the category if you like! When you hit the button that says
+New Topic, you’ll see a category dropdown, and “Papuan languages” will be a choice.