Dair

Facts

  • Language: Dair
  • Alternate names: Daier, Thaminyi
  • Language code: drb
  • Language family: Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Eastern, Nubian, Central, Hill, Unclassified
  • Number of speakers: 1000
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Dair is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Northern Sudan, west and south parts of Jebel Dair, Kordofan.

The verb

Tense identifiers are placed between the verb root and the personal endings.

Sample verb nel- 'to see'.

Present (no tense identifier)

Sg.1nel-é
Sg.2nel-ón
Sg.3nel-ún
Pl.1nel-ó
Pl.2nel-uún
Pl.3nel-aún

Past (b- identifier)

Sg.1nele-b-é
Sg.2nele-b-ón
etc.

Future (ser- identifier)

Sg.1nel-ser-é
Sg.2nel-ser-ón
etc.