Jita Orthography Sketch

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Date Created:
2007
Extent:
19 pages
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 ... 3 2.1.3 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments .. 4 2.2 Consonants ... 5 2.2.1 Digraphs and Trigraphs 6 2.2.2 Consonant Combinations .. 6 2.3 Tone .. 8 2.3.1 Lexical Tone . 8 2.3.2 Grammatical tone.. 9 3. Morphophonology ... 9 3.1 Vowel elision ... 9 3.2 Vowel Adjacency ... 10 3.2.1 Palatalization and Labialization . 11 3.2.2 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments 11 4. Word Boundaries .. 12 4.1 Copula 12 4.2 Locatives 12 4.3 Associatives 14 4.4 Conjunction 14 5. Conclusion 15 Appendix A: Noun class augments and prefixes ... 16
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Tanzania
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Subject:
Orthography
Phonology
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Entry Number:
42979