Mungong Phonology Sketch

Date:
2011
Publisher:
SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Extent:
iv, 26 pages
Description:
Mungong is an Eastern Beboid (Wide-Bantu) language spoken by about 1,500 people in the Bum Subdivision, Menchum Division, North West Region, Republic of Cameroon. The Atlas Linguistique du Cameroun (ALCAM) (Dieu and Renaud 1983) does not mention Mungong. The Atlas Administratif des langages nationales du Cameroun (Breton and Fohtung 1987) gives it the language code [885]. The Ethnologue (Lewis 2009) lists Mungong as a dialect of Ncane, ISO 639-3 language code: ncr. The Mungong language area is comprised of the one village of Mungong with its own chief.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
Abbreviations.................................................................................................................... iv 1 Introduction................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Previous Research....................................................................................................1 2 Consonants.....................................................................................................................2 2.1 Overview.................................................................................................................. 2 2.2 Unmodified Consonant Inventory.............................................................................2 2.3 Consonant Contrasts.................................................................................................3 2.4 Modified Consonants................................................................................................5 2.4.1 Labialised Consonants........................................................................................5 2.4.2 Palatalised Consonants......................................................................................5 2.5 Consonant Allophonic Variation...............................................................................6 2.5.1 Free Variation....................................................................................................6 2.5.2 Nasal Assimilation.............................................................................................7 2.5.3 Syllabic Nasals...................................................................................................9 2.5.4 Labio-dental Fricative Offglides.......................................................................10 3 Vowels......................................................................................................................... 11 3.1 Vowel Inventory and Phonetic Description............................................................11 3.2 Vowel Contrasts.....................................................................................................12 3.3 Vowel Nasalisation.................................................................................................12 3.3.1 Nasalised Vowel Contrasts...............................................................................13 3.4 Vowel Length.........................................................................................................14 3.5 Vowel-Vowel Sequences.........................................................................................14 3.6 Vowel Allophonic Variation...................................................................................14 3.6.1 The Low Front Vowel......................................................................................14 3.6.2 The High Back Vowel......................................................................................14 4 Tone............................................................................................................................ 15 4.1 Level and Contour Tones........................................................................................16 4.2 Tone and Vowel Length..........................................................................................16 4.3 Functionality of Tone.............................................................................................16 5 Phonotactics.................................................................................................................18 5.1 Syllable Types........................................................................................................18 5.2 Syllable Constraints................................................................................................19 6 Word Structure.............................................................................................................196.1 Nouns..................................................................................................................... 19 6.2 Verbs...................................................................................................................... 21 7 Morphophonemic Processes..........................................................................................22 7.1 Glide Formation.....................................................................................................22 7.2 Vowel Deletion.......................................................................................................23 7.3 Labialvelar Formation............................................................................................23 8 Further Research...........................................................................................................24 9 Conclusion....................................................................................................................25 References.......................................................................................................................26
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Cameroon
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Entry Number:
43195
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