Trans-Fly
(proposed)
Geographic
distribution
Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait Islands (Australia)
Linguistic classificationOne of the world's primary language families
Subdivisions
GlottologNone

The Trans-Fly languages are a small family of Papuan languages proposed by Timothy Usher, that are spoken in the region of the Fly River.[1][2]

Languages

Trans-Fly

Typology

The inclusive vs. exclusive first-person pronoun distinction is found in the Pahoturi River and Oriomo families, as well as in the Western Torres Strait language, but not in other languages of Southern New Guinea.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Usher, Timothy; Suter, Edgar. "East Trans Fly". newguineaworld.
  2. ^ The family is called 'East Trans-Fly' in Usher, an unfortunate synonym with what others call the Eastern Trans-Fly family, which constitutes one of its branches.
  3. ^ Evans, Nicholas (2018). "The languages of Southern New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 641–774. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.