Issue IV of Chadic Lexical Database by Olga Stolbova has appeared (Moscow 2011). This issue continues the publication of Chadic Lexical Database. It includes words with initial velars – *k, *ḳ and *g. Velar phonemes are of the highest frequency in die first position, partly due to numerous frozen noun prefixes (especially – in nouns denoting body-parts and in animal names).
The present issue includes lexical material of some more languages (as compared to issue III): Marba, Ham, Lew, Musey (CCh, masa gr.), Buwal (CCh, dabagr.), Baka (CCh, mafagr), dialects of Barain (ECh, sokoro gr.).
“Chadic Lexical Database” is a project run by Olga Stolbova at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow. The main goal of the project is to arrange the greater part of Chadic lexical data so far collected in kind of preliminary etymological entries. The project was presented in Prague, 2003.
Three more issues are available:
- Chadic Lexical Database Issue I: Letters L, N, NY, R. Moscow-Kaluga 2005
- Chadic Lexical Database Issue II: Lateral fricatives. Moscow-Kaluga 2007
- Chadic Lexical Database Issue III: Sibilants and sibilant affricates, 2009.