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In fact, the case of -n in the rather isolated Gurage-Gannan group can be compared to the isolated occurrence of -n in Bagirmi Arabic in the Lake Chad region, and to the ultimate linguistic enclave of Uzbekistani Arabic in the east.
The -n in Bagirmi Arabic presents a problem, however.
Assuming independent development, the source of the in Bagirmi Arabic is problematic.
In other paradigms of Bagirmi Arabic SG/PL and MIF are differentiated consistently with morphology (see (7), above).
Bagirmi Arabic is basically spoken in the southern part of the western Sudanic region, the non-Bagirmi in the northern part.
On the basis of contemporary distributions at least, it may be concluded that (1) and (3) were present in the ancestral dialects of both the non-Bagirmi and Bagirmi varieties.
Speaking of Arabs in Bagirmi who were already settled by the sixteenth century Braukamper (1993: 30) merely asserts "These people cannot, however, be regarded as representatives of the main stream of Baggarization.
In the Bagirmi dialect the *a not only turns into e, but, in the imperfect verb, is lengthened as well, as in the example, so that the imperfect paradigm for this class of verbs falls together with derived stem III verbs (e.