The Phonology Sketch of the Iyive Language

Date:
2012
Publisher:
SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Sponsored By:
Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation
Extent:
90 pages
Description:
This paper provides a phonology sketch of the Iyive language spoken by around 2000 people in the Akwaya Sub-division. The Yive are situated in the South West Region of the Republic of Cameroon in the Manyu Division. Many of the Yive people are currently residing in Nigeria after an intertribal conflict. But the government have intervened and are helping the Yive to rebuild back on their land in Cameroon and the Yive are gradually moving back.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction .......4, 2 Consonants.........4, 2.1 Consonant Phoneme Inventory ......4, 2.1.1 Plosives......5, 2.1.2 Affricates .....7, 2.1.3 Fricatives ......8, 2.1.4 Glottal Fricative........9, 2.1.5 Nasals and Prenasalised......10, 2.1.6 Approximants.....14, 2.2 Consonant Modification .......15, 3 Vowels..........16, 3.1 Vowel Phoneme Inventory .....16, 3.2 Long Vowels ......18, 3.3 Vowel Harmony......18, 3.4 Vowel Harmony in Natural Speech......20, 3.5 Vowel Glide.......21, 4 Syllable Structure ......21, 5 Tone.........23, 6 Plural Formations........25, 7 Vowel Prefixes.......27, 7.1 Prefix Agreement ......27, 8 Morphophonemic Alternations ........28, 8.1 Palatalisation......28, 8.2 Vowel change......29, 8.3 Hiatus Resolution........29, 8.3.1 Vowel elision........29, 8.3.2 Vowel Assimilation........30, 8.4 Epenthetic vowels........31, 9 Conclusion.........32, 10 Bibliography .......32, Appendix A - Iyive Word List .......33, Appendix B – Tentative Iyive Alphabet Chart ....91
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Cameroon
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Entry Number:
52746