|Päri (also: Lokoro)|
|speaker||approx. 28,000 (as of 1987)|
|Official language in||-|
|ISO 639 -2||
It is spoken by around 28,000 people in Sudan (as of 1987).
It is also noteworthy that this language shows the phenomenon of ergativity , which is extremely rare in African languages . However ergativische constructions in that language independent indikativische sets without constituents - focus limited.
|NAME - ABSOLUTE||completive -Play|
|"Ubur played." (Intransitive)|
|NAME - ABSOLUTE||COMPLETE - hit||Woman- ERGATIVE|
|"The woman struck Ubur." (Transitive)|
( Complete is a type of action .)
- Torben Andersen: Ergativity in Päri, a Nilotic OVS language . In: Lingua . Vol. 75, 1988, pp. 289-324.
- Antonio Simeoni: Päri, a Luo language of Southern Sudan, small grammar and vocabulary . Editrice Missionaria Italiana, Bologna 1978.
- from Andersen (1988), p. 292