The phonology of Awngi

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Joswig, Andreas
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2010-003
Date:
2010
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SIL Electronic Working Papers 2010-003
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iv, 33 pages
Abstract:

This study presents the phonology of Awngi, a major Central Cushitic language spoken in Northern Ethiopia. Awngi has six vowels, one of which an almost predictable epenthetic vowel /ɨ/, and twenty-nine consonants, of which five are labialized and two are post-stopped fricatives. Two tone levels are also contrastive in the language. This paper presents evidence for contrast and variation for all Awngi phonemes, a description of the syllable structure, a discussion of the phonological rules, and a list of 325 Awngi words in IPA phonemic writing.

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Published
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Ethiopia
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Phonological descriptions
Phonology
labialized consonants
Ethiopia
Cushitic
Awngi
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Entry Number:
7860
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