ISU ORTHOGRAPHY GUIDE

Date:
2013
Publisher:
SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Sponsored By:
Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation
Extent:
17 pages
Description:
This paper proposes an orthography for Isu, a West Ring language spoken by about 10,300 people (1994 estimate) in the Fungom Subdivision, Menchum Division of the North West Region, Republic of Cameroon. The Ethnologue lists its full classification as: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow Grassfields, Ring, West
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
Abbreviations Acknowledgments 1 INTRODUCTION 2 ALPHABET 2.1 Consonants 2.1.1 Nasal-Consonant complexes 2.1.2 Consonants plus ‘y 2.1.3 Consonants plus ‘w’ 2.1.4 Consonants plus ‘h’ 2.1.5 Double fricative consonants 2.1.6 Consonant orthography rules 2.2 Vowels 2.2.1 Vowel length 2.2.2 Echo vowels 2.2.3 Vowel diphthongs 2.2.4 Vowel orthography rules 3 TONE 3.1 Lexical tone contrasts marked by diacritics 3.2 Grammatical meanings marked by diacritics 4 WORD DIVISION 5 ELISION 6 PUNCTUATION AND CAPITALISATION 6.1 Full stop 6.2 Question mark 6.3 Exclamation mark 6.4 Comma 6.5 Colon 6.6 Semicolon 6.7 Quotation marks 6.8 Capitalisation 6.9 Parentheses 7 NEED FOR FURTHER TESTING OF THE ORTHOGRAPHY References
Country:
Cameroon
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Entry Number:
49012
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