Kwaya Orthography Statement

Authors:
Date:
2011
Extent:
24 pages
Abstract:
expanded Kwaya orthography statement from previously published ortho sketch
Publication Status:
Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction ......1 1.1 Classification ...... 1 1.2 Data ...... 1 1.3 Dialects . 1 1.4 Format and purpose of this orthography sketch . 2 2. Phonology ..2 2.1 Vowels .. 2 2.1.1 Vowel Inventory 2 2.1.2 Vowel Length .... 3 2.1.3 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments .... 4 2.1.4 Vowel Clusters ... 5 2.2 Consonants .. 7 2.2.1 Consonants .. 7 2.2.2 Digraphs and Trigraphs ... 9 2.2.3 Consonant Combinations ...... 10 2.3 Tone .... 12 2.3.1 Lexical Tone .... 12 2.3.2 Grammatical tone .... 13 3. Morphophonology .14 3.1 Vowel elision ... 14 3.2 Desyllabification ..... 15 3.2.1 Assimilation ..... 15 3.2.2 Palatalization and Labialization .. 15 3.2.3 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments .. 16 4. Word Boundaries ...16 4.1 Copula 16 4.2 Locatives ... 17 4.3 Associatives ...... 18 4.4 Conjunction ...... 19 Appendix A: Noun class augments and prefixes
Country:
Tanzania
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Work Type:
Subject:
Phonology
Orthography
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
42971