Notes on phonology guide

notes on phonology guide

Notes on phonology guide
Author: James Taylor Hoskison
Publisher: Ohio State University
Publication date: 1983
Number of pages: 51
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 1 MB

This thesis provides a partial description of the sound system of Gude, a previously undescribed Chadic language of Nigeria. In sections 2.0 to 2.3, the 58 consonants of Gude are shown to consist of a plain set, a labio-velarized set, and a palatalized set. In sections 3.0 to 3.4, the basic four vowels [ i , a, i : ,a:] are shown to be plain (colorless) in their underlying forms. I argue that color ( palatality or labiality) is a features of consonants in underlying representations and is spread to vowels by the action of rules and processes.

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