Orthography guide for Fulfulde-Jaafun as spoken in the North West Region of Cameroon

Date:
2011
Publisher:
SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Extent:
25 pages
Description:
This paper proposes an orthography for Fulfulde-Jaafun as spoken in the North West Region of Cameroon. The Fulfulde examples in this document were taken from the Fulfulde dialect spoken by the Fulɓe of the Jaafun clans. Our research also suggests that these same orthographic decisions will work equally well with the various speakers from the Aku clans in the North West Region. This orthography is an attempt to standardize the written form of Fulfulde in this corner of Cameroon and should not hinder the Fulɓe from writing their respective dialects as they speak them. (eng)
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction - 2 2 Alphabet - 5 2.1 Consonants - 5 2.1.1 Double consonants - 7 2.1.2. Consonant orthography rules - 9 2.2 Vowels - 9 2.2.1 Vowel length - 10 2.2.1.1 Lexical contrastive vowel length between verb roots - 10 2.2.1.2. Vowel length changes in the verb-root - 10 2.2.1.3 Vowel length and verb suffixes. 11 2.2.2 Vowel orthography rules - 11 3 Word formation - 13 3.1 Word division rules - 13 3.2 Word formation rules - 13 4 Elision - 15 5 Punctuation and capitalisation - 16 5.1 Full stop - 16 5.2 Question mark - 16 5.3 Exclamation mark - 16 5.4 Comma - 17 5.5 Colon - 17 5.7 Capitalisation - 18 5.8 Parentheses - 19 6 Sample text - 19 7 Need for further testing of the orthography - 20 Appendix A - 21 Appendix B - 23 References - 24
Country:
Cameroon
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Entry Number:
43263