By Anne Storch
This e-book is an outline of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is utilized by multilingual, dynamic groups of perform as one language between others that shape person and versatile repertoires. it's a language that serves as a method of expressing the Self, as a medium of artwork and self-actualization, and infrequently as a medium of writing. it truly is spoken in the house and in public areas, by way of really huge numbers of people that determine themselves as Luwo and as contributors of every kind of different teams. which will supply insights into those dynamic and various realities of Luwo, this booklet includes either a concise description and research of the linguistic positive aspects and constructions of Luwo, and an method of the anthropological linguistics of this language. The latter is gifted within the type of separate chapters on ownership, quantity, experiencer buildings, spatial orientation, conception and cognition. In all sections of this research, sociolinguistic info is supplied at any place this can be valuable and attainable, specified details at the semantics of grammatical gains and buildings is given, and discussions of theory-oriented techniques to varied linguistic positive aspects of Luwo are provided.
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As several phonological processes have an impact on the morphology and syntax, they will be described in more detail in the relevant sections throughout this book. Luwo is not more complex in its phonology than other Northern Lwoo languages. 1; see Heusing 2004). 2; Remijsen & Manyang 2009). 2). 4), the main phonological processes are described. 5. 1 Consonants Luwo exhibits a typical Western Nilotic consonant inventory, which comprises of nineteen consonant phonemes. These contrast in six places of articulation.
1) /pʊt/ ‘beat’ : /pʊdɔ̀/ ‘beating’ /cyɛ̀k/ ‘be short’ : /cyɛ́gɔ́/ ‘shortness’ /yác/ ‘be pregnant’ : /yéjɔ́/ ‘pregnancy’ However, there are cases where these constraints on phoneme distribution do not hold. 5 for morphophonological processes). But all other stops are found in various phonotactic positions as well, albeit less frequently so. The following examples illustrate the occurrence of stops in various positions in different morpheme and word types. ’, /rɔ̀b/ ‘speak’ /d̪/: /d̪épaàrwàn/ ‘our language’, /ʔáànáà puòd̪í/ ‘I was made thin’, /pàd̪/ ‘not exist’ /d/: /dɪ̀mò/ ‘Dimo’, /ʔàdʊ́ʊĺ ɔ́/ ‘heart’, /ɲadɛ/ ‘pythons’, /bàd/ ‘smell under armpits’ /j/: /jɔ́k/ ‘god’, /paàjò/ ‘house’, /meràj/ ‘bad one’ /g/: /gáná/ ‘eagle’, /àgɛɛr/ ‘built’, /d̪ɔg̀ / ‘mouth’ Note that the glottal stop /ʔ/ is only attested in word-initial position, before V.
Consonant harmony only affects the alveolar and dental consonants /t̪, d̪, n̪/ and /t, d, n/, respectively. These two sets are not permitted within the same root or stem, and therefore the relevant consonants harmonize. 34) /t ̪ud̪aan̪ : /cudaan/ ‘Sudan’ /t ̪uuk/ : /cuuk/ ‘market’ Since Luwo has no any fricatives, speakers either use the dental plosives /t̪, d̪/ for /s, z/, or the palatal consonants /c, j/. In the example above, this has a consequence for the quality of the root-final consonant in ‘Sudan’, while it does not have the same effect in ‘market’.
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