Far Western Muria (Gaita Koitor Boli) Phonology Summary

Statement of Responsibility:
Mathew, Thomas and Rincy Mathew
Date:
2013
Abstract:

Far Western Muria [fmu] (Gaita Koitar Boli) has 21 consonant phonemes and 10 vowels (5 short and 5 long). Word-medial geminated (long) consonants and half-long consonants are conditioned by vowel quantity. There are no vowel clusters, but consonant clusters occur both word medially and finally. The phonetic nonsyllabic high vowels that occur between some consonants are analysed as open transitions.

Extent:
77 pages
Subject:
homorganic nasal
glides
consonant co-occurrence
Country:
India
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