Zanaki Orthography Statement

Authors:
Date:
2011
Extent:
53 pages
Abstract:
expansion of Zanaki orthography sketch into orthography statement, and revised to five vowel graphemes
Publication Status:
Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction 2 1.1 Classification 2 1.2 Data 2 1.3 Dialects 2 1.4 Format and purpose of this orthography sketch 3 2. Phonology 3 2.1 Vowels 3 2.1.1 Vowel Inventory 3 2.1.2 Vowel Length 6 2.1.3 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments 7 2.2 Consonants 8 2.2.1 Consonants 8 2.2.2 Palatalization and Labialization 11 2.2.3 Tone 14 3. Morphophonology 14 3.1 Vowels 14 3.1.1 Vowel Harmony Processes 14 3.1.2 Vowel Adjacency at Morpheme Boundaries 18 3.2 Consonants 23 3.2.1 Dahl’s Law 23 3.2.2 Desyllabification 23 4. Word Boundaries 26 4.1 Copula 26 4.2 Locatives 27 4.2.1 Nominal 27 4.2.2 Verbal 30 4.3 Associatives 31 4.4 Conjunction 34 4.5 Reduplications 35 4.5.1 Verbal 35 4.5.2 Nominal 35 4.5.3 Demonstratives 36 4.6 Compound words 37 5. Punctuation 37 5.1 Capitalization 37 5.2 Quotation marks 38 6. Loan words 39 7. Writer’s checklist 39 8. List of difficult words 41 9. Example text 41 Appendix A: Zanaki Noun Class Chart 44 Appendix B: Conclusion 48
Country:
Tanzania
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Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Orthography
Phonology
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
42956