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ERIC Number: ED461268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
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Proceeding from Syllable Inventory to Phonemic Inventory in the Analysis of Liangshan Yi.
Eatough, Andy
This paper analyzes syllables in Liangshan Yi, a Tibeto-Burman language also known as Nosu and spoken in the Sichuan Province of China, and provides a detailed articulatory description of the range of distinctive syllables in the Xide County vernacular. The paper concludes that the phonemicization upon which the standardized version of orthography is based is not an unreasonable one. The analysis looks at patterns in and relationships between tone, phonation type (loose or tight throat), vowel quality, and bilabial trilling. Following an inventory of syllables, a phonemic analysis is presented, and a fourth tone category, a high-mid tone, is identified. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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