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ERIC Number: ED372651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 19
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The Dholuo Syllable Structure.
Ngala, Jane Akinyi
The syllable structure of Dholuo, a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Western Kenya, is analyzed according to the generative CV-phonology model, which assumes that the syllable has a three-tiered structure: syllable node; CV-tier; and segmental tier. The consonant and vowel repertoires of Dholuo are outlined and charted, and syllable peak patterns, short- and long-vowel occurrences, and diphthong patterns are described and illustrated. Syllable onset and coda characteristics are also outlined. Four syllable types existing in Dholuo are identified, and it is concluded that according to one classification of languages in terms of canonical syllable types, Dholuo can be categorized as a type 4 language. Contains 13 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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