New PDF release: A Grammar of Eton (Mouton Grammar Library)

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By Van de Velde, Mark L.O.

ISBN-10: 3110204401

ISBN-13: 9783110204407

ISBN-10: 3110207850

ISBN-13: 9783110207859

A Grammar of Eton is the 1st description of the Cameroonian Bantu language Eton. it's also one of many few entire descriptions of a North-western Bantu language. The complicated tonology of Eton is thoroughly analysed and awarded in an easy and constant descriptive framework, which allows the reader to maintain tune of Eton's many tonal morphemes. Phonologists should be particularly attracted to the research of stem preliminary prominence, which manifests itself in a couple of logically self sustaining phenomena, together with size of the onset consonant, phonotactic skewing and variety of tonal attachment websites. Typologists and Africanists engaged on morphosyntax will locate valuable analyses of, between others, gender and contract; stressful, element, temper and negation; and verbal derivation. they are going to come across many morphosyntactic modifications among Eton and the higher identified japanese and Southern Bantu languages, usually because of evolutions formed by means of maximality constraints on stems. The chapters on clause constitution and complicated buildings supply facts rarely present in resources at the languages of the sector, together with descriptions of non-verbal clauses, concentration, quasi-auxiliaries and adverbial clauses.

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SÞ‫ڮ‬l-bà| ࣰ /swàlbÞ‫ڮ‬/ ‘hide oneself’ (45) a. )’ b. |Ěàb-à| ࣰ /Ěàbà/ ‘lengthen’ c. )’ (46) a. |sÞ‫͡ڟ‬d-àn| ࣰ /sÞ‫͡ڟ‬dân/ ‘be sharpened’ b. |à-lú| ࣰ /àlú/ ‘night’ c. |wÞ‫ڟ‬g-dànà| ࣰ /wÞ‫ڟ‬gdânà/ ‘feel' The examples showing harmony in (44) are all derived forms. Given that all non-initial stem vowels are either /i/, /a/ or a harmonic mid vowel, it makes 19. This is a bit problematic for the choice of a structural representation for reduplicated stems. In accordance with the general principles set forth in the introduction of this chapter, I will use a structural representation that reflects the surface form as directly as possible.

Elision In a succession of two identical obstruents, none of which is syllabic, only one is realised. 4). 2. Vowels Before discussing rules of allophony, the realisation of the vowels of Eton is illustrated by means of two vowel plots. Figure 4 shows all vowel phonemes of Eton (plus the allophone [ŵ] of the phoneme /Ų/) as pronounced by Désiré Essono. The measurements were taken in different phonological contexts, with between 15 and 20 tokens per vowel. 000 Hz. Since the difference between the back vowels /o/ and /Þ/ is less difficult to hear in Pie-Claude Ondobo’s idiolect than in that of Désiré Essono, I made a vowel plot for the former’s back vowels as well (Figure 5).

The most cumbersome differences are those where the same symbol is used for different segments in the two notations: IPA |j| /j/ [j] |Ě| /Ě/ [Ě] Eton orthography ࣰ Hence, /j/ alveolar approximant z voiced alveolar affricate. The practical orthography is presented in Section 8. Words are separated by a space in this chapter, as everywhere in this description. This space does not have any phonological relevance. It is only meant to provide the reader with a first acquaintance with the morpho-syntactic structure of the language.

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