The phonology of Jóola Húluf

Statement of Responsibility:
Pike, Eunice V. and Bernard Diatta
Date:
1994
Part Of Series:
Journal of West African Languages 24(2)
Extent:
pages 77-84
Abstract:
Part of the interest in the phonology of Joola Huluf is that there is not only a difference between short versus long vowels, but there is also a difference between a long vowel and a sequence of short vowels. Also of interest is the predictable pitch sequences in words of two syllables, the pitch differs in accordance with the make up of the word. If the word ends in a long vowel followed by a voiced consonant, there is a downglide, if the word ends in a voiceless consonant, there is no downglide. In a word with a long vowel followed by a syllable with a short vowel,there is a downstep, etc.
Un point d'interet dans la phonologie du Joola-Huluf decoule du fait qu'il y a non seulement une distinction entre voyelles courtes et voyelles longues mais aussi une distinction entre voyelles longues et une sequence de voyelles courtes. D'interet egalement sont les schemas previsibles de hauteur musicale dans les mots de deux syllabes. Les schemas de hauteur musicale different selon le canon syllabique du mot. Si la derniere voyelle du mot est longue et suivie d'une consonne sonore, il y a une rechute de la hauteur musicale. Si la derniere voyelle est suivie d'une consonne sourde, il n'y a pas de rechute. Dans un mot dont le canon syllabique est: voyelle longue suivie de voyelle courte, il y a un "downstep" entre les deux syllabes.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
Table of Contents 0. INTRODUCTION 3 1. CONSONANT PHONEMES 4 1.1 VOICED VERSUS VOICELESS STOPS 4 1.2 NASALS 6 1.3 FRICATIVES 6 1.4 LATERALS 7 1.5 LABIAL GLIDE /w/ AND PALATAL GLIDE /j/ 7 1.6 ALLOPHONES OF CONSONANTS 8 2. VOWEL PHONEMES 9 2.l VOWEL HARMONY 9 2.2 SHORT VERSUS LONG VOWELS 9 2.3 VOWEL SEQUENCES 11 3. CONSONANT CLUSTERS 12 4. THE GLOTTAL STOP PHONEME 13 5. INTONATION 14 5.1. PREDICTABLE PITCH CONTOURS 14 5.2 CONTRASTIVE CONTOURS. 16 6. STRESS 17 7. SUMMARY. 18 REFERENCES 19
Country:
Senegal
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Subject:
Phonological descriptions
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Entry Number:
36642