Something from Google

The clitic nature of person-gender-number markers in Naro: Language …
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10228195.2015.1120767
by E Kari – ‎2016 – ‎Related articles
May 3, 2016 – This article discusses the phonosyntactic behaviour of person-gender-number (PGN)2 The following symbols and abbreviations are used in this … 3C = third person common, 3F = third person feminine, 3M = third person masculine, 3Pl.C = third person plural common, 3SG = third person singular, 2FEM.

Ethiopian languages on Google Books

The Gunnän-Gurage Languages – Page 150

https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=7lVjAAAAMAAJ
Robert Hetzron – 1977 – ‎Snippet view
11. ” kwa sayMSO!-C kakkwa sayMSO!-C openMSO! ” when-3Fsays, hyena-the 3Mwas+afraid-C when-3Mgoes (when- 3Mescapes)* ACCUSATIVE-cat-the 3Mcrushed-C 3Mkilled-him-MVM. 12. … The hyena, the leopard, the cat, the dog, the jackal and the macaque gathered together and went out. 4. In the house, there were two sheep. 5. The sheep had … Soddo The hyena and the macaque 1. b-att zabdn att gdcd-nna (o(a ndbbdram. 2. (o(-i-nna gdd-i ta-yalfam ta-yalfam gdC-i att …

Studia Aethiopica: – Page 296

https://books.google.com.ph/books?isbn=3447048913
Verena Böll – 2004 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
IMP+it Other South Ethiopic languages, which can be subsumed under the typological classification coined by Hetzron as Gunnan-Gurage, comprising the Northern and Western Gurage groups, all employ a prefixed object clitic placed at the front of the noun phrase, which is identical to the case marker for the dative: \y\d- with variants rid- /I’d- in Soddo. As an object marker, this … PAST Soddo e) gac-i y-angacc-i gdddaldnnat ‘the hyena killed the cat’ hyena+DEF OBJ+cat+DEF kill-3M.

Gurage Studies: Collected Articles – Page 528

https://books.google.com.ph/books?isbn=3447031891
Wolf Leslau – 1992 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Original biradicals of the standard language becoming triradicals through an inserted r are: drebbd-m ‘ give ‘, from abd-m 1 give ‘; uragga-m ‘ pierce ‘, from ivagga-m; urdta-m, ivurdta-m 1 cat, drink, bite ‘, from watd-m 1 swallow ‘ … miss ‘, from qdbbatd-m; uwassad/i-m ‘ take ‘, from wdssada-m; (td) ‘rabbea-m 1 receive from Ui ‘ebbed-m, root qbl; (ac)cwabMsd-m 1 toast from tdbbdsd-m (for {::{, see § 3.15); fratUimd-m * close ‘, from fdtUimii-m (Soddo) ‘ patch a hole of a curtain ‘. 2.13.

Fear and Loathing in Lombardy

So far, only two writers (Candido Brognolo and Mr Guazzo) come from the Lombardy area, Bergamo and Milan respectively. Coincidentally two of them wrote books that mentioned dog witchcraft and dog demons a lot. That is from using word search on those documents. Girolamo Menghe didn’t ignore dog witches and dog demons but mentioned them less often in his work. Either it’s due to their biases against such animals or where they’re reporting.

By analogy, though Nigeria doesn’t entirely ignore dog witchcraft and devilry it’s mentioned less often than in Ghana and Cameroon at least from my research. Similar things can be said of the differences in witchcraft reports per region in France and Britain. (From my own experience, relatively more Latin reports mention dog witchcraft and demons but I could either be biased or lazy.)

It’s also parsimonious to suggest that the differences between each Italian region maybe analogous to that many African countries are composed of disparate separate kingdoms and chieftaincies. Italy was composed of separate city-states (though they’re arguably once part of the greater Roman country) for a long time even if it still got called Italy.

Italy’s practically like a reversed engineered Yugoslavia if you want to be specific about Europe. Hence I suspect Italian folklore may’ve been more regional in the past. Much more than France to a possible, though uncertain extent.

 

 

Lorraine Lore via Google Books

Werewolves, Witches, and Wandering Spirits: Traditional Belief and …

https://books.google.com.ph/books?isbn=1931112096
Kathryn A. Edwards – 2002 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Such notions would not have fitted very well with the standard narrative of seduction, in which the devil took human form and sealed his triumph over his female conquests by raping them. … the Lorraine animals bore no resemblance to pets, while the concentration on wolves, cats, and dogs reflects the elementary fact that these creatures were frequently seen in situations which could be interpreted as witchcraft.5 Because trials in the duchy collected written evidence, then allowed the …