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Author Banksira, Degif Petros.

Title Sound mutations : the morphophonology of Chaha / Degif Petros Banksira
Published Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 332 pages)
Contents SOUND MUTATIONS; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Résumé; Abstract; Introduction; Chapter 1. Phonemes, Syllables, and Stems; Chapter 2. Geminate Devoicing and Degemination; Chapter 3. On the Distribution of [x] and [k]; Chapter 4. Sonorant Alternations; Chapter 5. Initial, Geminate and Post-N Strengthening; Chapter 6. On the Articulators of Consonants; Chapter 7. Labialization and Palatalization Triggered by /U/; Chapter 8. Subject Affixes; Chapter 9. Object Clitics; Conclusion; References; Name Index
Summary This monograph, which evolved from the first linguistic dissertation to be written on Chaha (an Ethiopian Semitic language), is also the first book to deal exclusively with the phonology and morphology of the language. It is an exhaustive description and analysis, by a native speaker, of the sound patterns of this often misdescribed language and deserves to be the standard reference on the phonology of Chaha. The book presents a vast amount of new data and it unearths some fascinating new generalizations about double linking, geminate devoicing, nasalization of liquid consonants, phonotactic c
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-317) and indexes
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Subject Chaha dialect -- Morphophonemics
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- African Languages.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789027298478