Pekon Kayan phonology

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Date:
2007
Date Created:
2001
Publisher:
Department of Linguistics, Payap University
Publisher Place:
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Extent:
i, 60 pages
Abstract:
The book describes the phonology of Kayan spoken in Pekon. There is a description of the consonants, vowels and tones, along with word and syllable structures and distributions of segmentals and suprasegmentals. A text and glossary are included.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
1 INTRODUCTION 2 1.1 LINGUISTIC BACKGROUND OF KAYAN 2 1.1.1 Language classification 2 1.1.2 Sociolinguistic information 3 1.2 DATA COLLECTION & RESEARCH DESIGN 4 2 CONSONANTS 5 2.1 THE CONSONANT INVENTORY OF KAYAN 5 2.2 PLOSIVES 5 2.3 NASALS 7 2.4 FRICATIVES 8 2.5 LATERALS AND RHOTICS 8 2.6 APPROXIMANTS 8 2.7 EVIDENCE FOR CONSONANT CONTRASTS 8 3 VOWELS 10 3.1 THE VOWEL INVENTORY OF KAYAN 10 3.2 MONOPHTHONGS 12 3.3 DIPHTHONGS 13 3.4 NASALITY 13 3.5 EVIDENCE FOR VOWEL CONTRASTS 14 4 TONES 15 5 PHONOTACTICS 18 5.1 THE WORD 18 5.2 THE SYLLABLE 19 5.2.1 Syllable types 19 5.2.1.1 Major syllables 19 5.2.1.2 Minor syllables 20 5.2.2 Onsets and Rimes 21 5.2.2.1 Onsets 21 5.2.2.2 Rimes 23 5.3 DISTRIBUTION OF PHONES 24 5.3.1 Initial consonant – tone distribution (monosyllabic words) 24 5.3.2 Vowel –vowel distribution 24 5.3.3 Consonant – vowel distribution 25 5.3.4 Vowel – tone distribution 25 6 CONCLUSIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCH 26 REFERENCES 28 APPENDIX A: TEXT – “BARRY THE BAT” 29 APPENDIX B: PEKON KAYAN GLOSSARY 34
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Myanmar
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Entry Number:
38915