Empandiika ya lutumu oLugwere

Alternative Titles:
The Lugwere Language Spelling Guide
Authors:
Edition:
Second edition
Date:
2011
Date Created:
2005
Publisher:
Lugwere Bible Translation & Literacy Association and SIL International
Publisher Place:
Uganda
Extent:
v, 52 p.
Abstract:
This book is a guide on how to write the Lugwere language. It is constructed from the Lugwere Orthography Statement, which was launched in August 2005. This book explains the writing system (rules) that the Bagwere people themselves, under the auspices of the then Pallisa District Language Board, with the help of SIL International, passed following a series of meetings and two orthography workshops, one in September 2004 and another in May 2005. The orthography meetings and workshops and the passing of the rules were done after the phonological studies done by Ron Moe of SIL, and Samuel Mubbala and Richard Nzogi of LBTLA. The main aims of this book are as follows. First, is to express in simple and understandable language the rules of writing Lugwere. This book has been written for both the Gwere people and non-Gwere people who are interested and therefore wish to learn how to write Lugwere. It is intended to help them understand, learn by heart, and then use the rules consistently. Second, we wish to help the reader get a feel of how Lugwere, as a language in its own right, functions and the motivations and reasoning behind the decisions and writing rules. The Gwere people are mostly concentrated in the Eastern parts of Uganda, especially in the districts of Pallisa and Budaka. They now number over 500,000 in population. They are primarily subsistence agriculturalists. We hope that this book will help you become familiar with the Lugwere language writing system.
Description:
This book describes and lists the spelling and writing rules for the LuGwere language of Uganda, both in English and in Gwere
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
The Lugwere Alphabet Letters of the Alphabet 2 Changeable letter forms 2 Using capital letters 2 Consonant Sounds and their Symbolization The common consonant sounds 4 The uncommon consontant sounds 4 The approximants 4 The nasals 4 Rules for writing consonant sounds 6 Vowel Sounds and their Symbolization The common vowel sounds 16 The uncommon vowel sounds 16 Vowel position limitations 16 The rules for writing vowels 18 Tone Uses of tone 20 Writing tone 20 Morpheme Junctures & Word Boundaries Junctures of Clitics 22 Compound words 34 Reduplication of words and word-roots 34 Other problematic junctures and boundaries 38 Writing Names Proper names 42 Non-proper names 44 Borrowed Words 44 Punctuation Marks 46 Word Emphasis 52
Country:
Uganda
Subject Languages:
Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Alphabet
Language documentation
letters
Orthography
Phonology
rules
Spelling
Tone
word breaks
Writing
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
47258