Notes on Mada Phonology

Author(s):
Price, Norman
Description:

Mada is spoken in southeastern Nigeria and is a member of the Benue-Congo subfamily of languages.

Discusses the Mada syllable, interpretation of segments, structure, tone, phonemes, and orthography. Includes Mada text and a Swadesh word list.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

  1. The Syllable
  2. The Interpretation of Segments
  • 2.1 Vocalic sequences
  • 2.2 Consonant plus sonorant
  • 2.3 Prenasalization
  • 2.4 Palatalization
  • 2.5 Labialization
  • 2.6 Consonant plus liquid
  • 2.7 Affricates
  • 2.8 Labial-velar approximant
  • 2.9 Labial-palatal approximants
  • 2.10 CN syllables
  • Structure of the Word
  • Tone
  • Phonemes
    • 5.1 Labial contrasts
    • 5.2 Alveolar contrasts
    • 5.3 Velar and labial-velar contrasts
    • 5.4 Contrasts with labialization
    • 5.5 Contrasts with palatalization
    • 5.6 Vocalic contrasts
  • Allophone Statements
  • Mada Orthography
  • A Mada text
  • The Swadesh 100-Word List
  • A dialect comparison of one-syllable word
  • References

    $9.00
    Date:
    1989
    Extent:
    49 pages
    Subject:
    Phonological descriptions
    ISBN 13:
    978-0883126004
    ISBN 10:
    0883126001
    Size:
    6 × 9 × 0.11 in
    Weight:
    0.2 lb
    Publication Category:
    Field:
    Country:
    Nigeria
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