Kwaya Orthography Sketch

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Date Created:
2007
Extent:
20 pages
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 ... 3 2.1.4 Vowel Clusters. 4 2.2 Consonants .. 4 2.2.1 Consonants. 4 2.2.2 Digraphs and Trigraphs 5 2.2.3 Consonant Combinations ... 6 2.3 Tone 8 2.3.1 Lexical Tone .... 8 2.3.2 Grammatical tone . 10 3. Morphophonology 11 3.1 Vowel elision .. 11 3.2 Desyllabification ... 11 3.2.1 Assimilation ... 11 3.2.2 Palatalization and Labialization ... 12 3.2.3 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments . 12 4. Word Boundaries . 13 4.1 Copula 13 4.2 Locatives ... 13 4.3 Associatives .... 14 4.4 Conjunction ..... 15 Appendix A: Noun class augments and prefixes 16
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Tanzania
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Phonology
Orthography
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Entry Number:
42972