Tyap

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Tyap

Achissan Bitrus Agoh, Tue, 2019-09-10 10:31
Regarding: 
Classification
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kcg
I first of all, i will like to thank ethnologue.com for their assiduous effort to write on different languages in Nigeria and most especially of my own ethnic group, the Tyaptic ethnic group. I will also like to make comments on what you have written about this language. 1. Tyap is not Sholio, Takad, Gworok, or Jju. They are languages yet, to a great extend mutually intelligible to one another due to their geographical proximity. 2. Tyap is not a language of which others are its dialects, others are languages of different tribes with different histories, ancestors and migration dates. Tyap is not used lingua franca, but Hausa and English are. All the cluster of languages similar to Tyap are different languages belonging to one ethnic group, the Tyaptic ethnic group. 3. Takad is the correct spelling for the language spelt 'takat'. Being a native of the language, permit me plead for a correction of the spelling to replace the corrupted one. The different corrupted spelling variations arose from languages which pronounce "d" as "t" or add "t" at the end of some words and in other cases affix "a" to words. 4. On the location of the Tyap people. It left me wondering, if it is referring to the people who speak Tyap proper or it encompasses all the other languages in the ethnic group. However, I will like to state that Saminaka is not a local government, but a town in Lere local government of Kaduna state. The only local government where you can find Tyap proper speakers in majority is Zango Kataf local government and it is omitted. Another local government where you can also find Tyap proper minority speakers is the only homogenous language local government in Kaduna, kaura local government, where you will find Oegworok, Takad, Sholio and Aticherak in majority.