A morphophonology of Komo: Non-tonal phenomena

Statement of Responsibility:
Thomas, John Paul
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Series Issue:
2011-006
Date:
2011
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 2011-006
Extent:
152 pages
Abstract:
Komo, a sub-Bantu language spoken in northeastern Zaire, exhibits a number of interesting interactions between the morphology and phonology during the process of word derivation. A framework using parametric rule description, underrepresentation of morphemes, and lexical phonology is used in describing non-tonal phenomena of the language. Use of this framework results in optimalizing the description of lexical entries and simplifying the derivation of forms exhibiting complex phonological alternations. Complete paradigms of verbs in a number of tense-aspect-mood configurations are included, even though they may go beyond the requirements of the analysis. Thus, this paper brings to light a number of unique features of a language that has not previously been studied.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Congo (Kinshasa)
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Subject:
syllable reversal
sub-Bantu
morphophonology
Komo
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Entry Number:
42115