Mungong Phonology Sketch

Date:
2011
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iv, 26 pages
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Abbreviations.................................................................................................................... iv 1 Introduction................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Previous Research....................................................................................................1 2 Consonants.....................................................................................................................2 2.1 Overview.................................................................................................................. 2 2.2 Unmodified Consonant Inventory.............................................................................2 2.3 Consonant Contrasts.................................................................................................3 2.4 Modified Consonants................................................................................................5 2.4.1 Labialised Consonants........................................................................................5 2.4.2 Palatalised Consonants......................................................................................5 2.5 Consonant Allophonic Variation...............................................................................6 2.5.1 Free Variation....................................................................................................6 2.5.2 Nasal Assimilation.............................................................................................7 2.5.3 Syllabic Nasals...................................................................................................9 2.5.4 Labio-dental Fricative Offglides.......................................................................10 3 Vowels......................................................................................................................... 11 3.1 Vowel Inventory and Phonetic Description............................................................11 3.2 Vowel Contrasts.....................................................................................................12 3.3 Vowel Nasalisation.................................................................................................12 3.3.1 Nasalised Vowel Contrasts...............................................................................13 3.4 Vowel Length.........................................................................................................14 3.5 Vowel-Vowel Sequences.........................................................................................14 3.6 Vowel Allophonic Variation...................................................................................14 3.6.1 The Low Front Vowel......................................................................................14 3.6.2 The High Back Vowel......................................................................................14 4 Tone............................................................................................................................ 15 4.1 Level and Contour Tones........................................................................................16 4.2 Tone and Vowel Length..........................................................................................16 4.3 Functionality of Tone.............................................................................................16 5 Phonotactics.................................................................................................................18 5.1 Syllable Types........................................................................................................18 5.2 Syllable Constraints................................................................................................19 6 Word Structure.............................................................................................................196.1 Nouns..................................................................................................................... 19 6.2 Verbs...................................................................................................................... 21 7 Morphophonemic Processes..........................................................................................22 7.1 Glide Formation.....................................................................................................22 7.2 Vowel Deletion.......................................................................................................23 7.3 Labialvelar Formation............................................................................................23 8 Further Research...........................................................................................................24 9 Conclusion....................................................................................................................25 References.......................................................................................................................26
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