A Phonological Sketch of Moghamo a Narrow Grassfields Bantu Language

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2013
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SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Sponsored By:
Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation
Extent:
43 pages
Description:
Moghamo is a Narrow Grassfields Bantu language spoken by about 75,000 people (Njeck 2008: 1) in Batibo Subdivision, Momo Division of the North West Region of Cameroon. Moghamo speakers are also found in the village Ngyiembo of Mbengwi Subdivision of Momo Division, in some villages of Santa Subdivision (i.e., Baforchu, Baba II and Mbe) Mezam Division and in Banjah village also in Mezam Division of the North West Region.
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Published
Table of Contents:
Table of charts and figures -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Information on the language -- 1.1 Previous research -- 2. Consonants -- 2.1 Consonant phoneme inventory -- 2.1.1 Plosives -- 2.1.2 Affricates -- 2.1.3 Fricatives -- 2.1.4 Nasals -- 2.1.5 Approximants -- 2.2 Consonant modifications -- 2.2.1 Labialized consonants -- 2.2.2 Palatalized consonants -- 3. Vowels -- 3.1 Vowel phoneme inventory -- 3.1.1 Front vowels -- 3.1.2 Central vowels -- 3.1.3 Back vowels -- 3.2 Nasalized vowels -- 4. Syllable structure -- 4.1 Basic syllable types -- 4.2 Modified syllable types -- 4.3 Noun roots -- 4.4 Verb roots -- 5. Phonotactics -- 5.1 Distribution of consonants -- 5.1.1 Onset consonants -- 5.1.2 Coda consonants -- 5.2 Distribution of vowels -- 5.2.1 Closed syllables -- 5.2.2 Open syllables -- 5.3 Distribution of syllables -- 6. Tone -- 6.1 Grammatical tone -- 6.2 Lexical tone -- 6.2.1 Level tone -- 6.2.2 Contour tone -- 6.3 Tone on nouns -- 6.3.1 Tone on nominal prefixes -- 6.3.2 Tone on noun roots -- 6.4 Tone in multimorpheme lexemes -- 6.5 Tone on verbs -- 6.5.1 Tone on verb roots -- 6.5.2 Tone on verb stems -- 7. Morphophonemics -- 7.1 Epenthesis -- 7.2 Elision -- 7.3 Coalescence -- 7.4 Reduplication -- Conclusion -- References
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Cameroon
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Phonological sketch
Narrow Grassfields
Moghamo language
Bantu language
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Entry Number:
53985