ERIC Number: ED205020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Nancowry Word: Phonology, Affixal Morphology and Roots of a Nicobarese Language. Current Inquiry Into Language and Linguistics 37.
A systematic analysis of the distribution of Nancowry phonological and morphological elements at word level is presented. Included is a systematically transcribed vocabulary which is ordered according to the word roots. In the section devoted to word phonology, included topics are syllabic structure, stress placement, vowel length and nasality, vocalics, prosody, phonetic variation, vowel assimilation, consonants (stops, nasals, fricatives, and liquids), semiconsonants, consonantal clusters, and consonantal contrasts. The chapter on word morphology and formation presents a discussion of monosyllabic and disyllabic roots, words and particles, derivation and inflection, root reduplication, and formation of the causative, agentive, instrumental, possessive, and objective cases. In each of these chapters, extensive lists of examples accompany the explanatory text. The analytical Nancowry word dictionary includes an index of roots, a list of homophonous roots, a list of particles, a list of root-prefixes, and over 750 words with corresponding English definitions. (JK)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Austro Asiatic Languages, Consonants, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Stress (Phonology), Suprasegmentals, Syllables, Vocabulary, Vowels
Linguistic Research Inc., P.O. Box 5677, Station 'L', Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6C 4G1.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Nancowry; Nicobarese Languages; Root Words
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