The Noun Class System of Chufie' (Bafanji)

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Date:
2011
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SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
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Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation
Extent:
41 pages
Description:
The aim of this paper1 is to give a description of the system of noun classes in Bafanji (speakers call their language Chufie‟), a Nun language within Eastern Grassfields (Mbam-Nkam), whose ISO 639-3 language code is (bfj) (Lewis 2009). Situated on the Ndop Plain, it is spoken in the village of Bafanji, Balikumbat Subdivision, Ngoketunjia Division, North West Region, Cameroon, by about 18,000 people.
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Published
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction - 4 2. Noun classes - 5 2.1. Class 1 - 8 2.2. Class 2 - 9 2.3. Class 3 . 10 2.4. Class 6 . 10 2.5. Class 7 . 11 2.6. Class 9 . 12 3. Genders - 12 3.1. Double class genders . 12 3.1.1. Gender 1/2 - 13 3.1.2. Gender 1/6 - 16 3.1.3. Gender 3/6 - 16 3.1.4. Gender 7/6 - 17 3.1.5. Gender 9/6 - 17 3.2. Single class genders - 18 3.2.1. Gender 1 - 18 3.2.2. Gender 3 - 18 3.2.3. Gender 6 - 19 3.2.4. Gender 7 - 19 3.2.5. Gender 9 - 19 4. Noun Modifiers - 20 4.1. Modifiers that agree with the full six-class system - 20 4.1.1. Possessive Pronoun - 20 4.1.2. Relative Pronoun - 22 4.2. Modifiers that agree with the reduced four-class system - 23 4.2.1. Demonstratives - 26 4.2.2. Indefinite quantifier - 28 4.2.3. Numerals - 28 4.2.4. Wh-question: which? - 30 4.2.5. Definite determiner - 31 4.2.6. Relative clause marker - 32 4.3. Modifiers that agree with the reduced three-class system - 33 4.3.1. Anaphoric Demonstrative-. 33 4.3.2. Quantity question: how many? - 34 4.4. Modifiers that agree with the reduced two-class system - 35 4.4.1. Wh-question: what? - 35 4.4.2. Wh-question: who? - 36 5. Conclusion - 37
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Cameroon
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Entry Number:
49674