Ikizu Orthography Statement

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Date:
2011
Extent:
66 pages
Abstract:
expanded Ikizu orthography statement from previously published ortho sketch
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 statement..... 3 2. Phonology ....... 3 2.1 Vowels...... 3 2.1.1 Vowel Inventory ....... 3 2.1.2 Vowel Length ....... 4 2.1.3 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments .. 5 2.2 Consonants ....... 7 2.2.1 Consonants.... 7 2.2.2 Palatalization and Labialization ... 9 2.2.3 Tone ........ 13 3. Morphophonology .... 15 3.1 Vowels........ 15 3.1.1 Vowel Harmony Processes..... 15 3.1.2 Vowel Adjacency at Morpheme Boundaries ..... 25 3.2 Consonants ..... 34 3.2.1 Dahl’s Law...... 34 3.2.2 Desyllabification..... 34 4. Word Boundaries ...... 37 4.1 Copula ........ 37 4.2 Locatives ........ 38 4.2.1 Nominal....... 38 4.2.2 Verbal...... 42 4.3 Associatives........ 43 4.4 Conjunction ........ 44 4.5 Reduplications.... 46 4.5.1 Verbal...... 46 4.5.2 Nominal....... 46 4.5.3 Demonstratives ....... 47 4.6 Compound words ....... 47 5. Punctuation ....... 48 5.1 Capitalization ..... 48 5.2 Quotation marks..... 49 6. Loan words ....... 49 7. Writer’s checklist...... 50 8. List of difficult words....... 51 9. Example text - ɨka ni kisusu (interlinear)..... 51 Appendix A: Ikizu Noun Class Chart ...... 59
Country:
Tanzania
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Work Type:
Subject:
Phonology
Orthography
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Entry Number:
42982