Sened Language (sds)

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Sened is an extinct Berber language that was spoken in the nearby towns of Sened and Majoura (Berber Tmagurt) in Southern Tunisia until the mid-twentieth century. In 1911, the whole town of Sened spoke Berber; by 1968, only the elderly did. From a section translated from the epic Taghribat Bani Hilal, detailing the incursion of the Banu Hilal, in Provotelle's Etude sur la Tamazir't ou Zenatia de Qalaât Es-sned (Tunisie) (1911). The Arabic and French transcriptions of the text are reproduced unchanged; in the latter, r' represents a voiced uvular fricative, kh a voiceless uvular fricative, ch represents English sh, ou represents /u/ or /w/, i represents /i/ or /j/, and e represents schwa. الوختي دياب الاَلاَلَي ينغاَ خليفا الزناتي يليس غيداء تني زنق نزيمل نبويس - ومان الاَلاَلي - تسكركوست تنغيتتش او يني زنق نزيمليس - يني دياب زنق نزيمليس - يونس باش اّينغيت. El Oukhti Diab Elalalia ienr'a Khlifa Ezzenati ill-is R'ida tenni zenneg n ezzimmel n ebboïs. Oumman El Alali, teskerkoust tenr'it-etch. Aou ienni zenneg n ezziml-is. Ienni Diab zenneg n ezziml-is, ious-es bâch aïenr'it.

Word-for-word: When Diab El Hilali killed Khlifa Ezzenati, daughter-his Ghida rode top of horse of father-her...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Sened Language Speakers


Main Country: Tunisia
Spoken In:

Regions: Africa

ISO 639-3 Code: sds

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Afro-Asiatic Group

    Berber Group

      Northern Berber Group

        Zenati Group

          East Zenati Group

            Sened Language