Mungong Orthography Guide

Date:
2011
Publisher:
SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Extent:
iii, 18 pages
Description:
This paper proposes an orthography for Mungong, an Eastern Beboid 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 language area is comprised of one village with its own chief.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
Abbreviations ............................................................................................................ iii 1 Introduction ........................................................................................................ 1 2 Alphabet.............................................................................................................. 2 2.1 Consonants ............................................................................................................ 2 2.1.1 Prenasalised Consonants............................................................................... 3 2.1.2 Palatalised Consonants ................................................................................. 5 2.1.3 Labialised Consonants................................................................................... 5 2.1.4 Consonant Orthography Rules ..................................................................... 7 2.2 Vowels ................................................................................................................... 8 2.2.1 Nasal Vowels.................................................................................................. 9 2.2.2 Vowel Orthography Rules ............................................................................ 9 3 Tone .................................................................................................................. 10 3.1 Historical Perspective ........................................................................................ 10 3.2 Basic Mungong Tone.......................................................................................... 11 3.3 Lexical Tone........................................................................................................ 11 3.4 Grammatical Tone.............................................................................................. 12 3.4.1 Singular versus Plural Forms of Gender 9/10 Nouns .............................. 12 4 Word Division ................................................................................................... 14 5 Punctuation and Capitalisation ......................................................................... 14 5.1 Full Stop .............................................................................................................. 15 5.2 Question Mark .................................................................................................... 15 5.3 Exclamation Mark .............................................................................................. 15 5.4 Comma ................................................................................................................ 15 5.5 Colon ................................................................................................................... 16 5.6 Quotation Marks................................................................................................. 16 5.7 Capitalisation...................................................................................................... 16 6 Need for Further Testing of the Orthography ................................................... 17 References ................................................................................................................ 18
Country:
Cameroon
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Entry Number:
43199