Phonological Processes in Ikwere
作者: Roseline Ihuoma C. Alerechi
刊名: The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, 2018, Vol.15 (4), pp.1-20
来源数据库: Common Ground Research Networks
DOI: 10.18848/2327-7882/CGP/v15i04/1-20
关键词: Phonological ProcessAssimilationVowel HarmonyConsonant HarmonyIkwereO̩muanwa
原始语种摘要: This article identifies and analyzes the phonological processes in Ikwere. Ikwere is an Igboid language of the West Benue-Congo family, spoken in four local government areas of Rivers State of Nigeria (i.e., E̩mohua, Ikwerre, Obio/Akpor, and part of Port Harcourt). This article uses an eclectic approach in the analysis of the data drawn from O̩muanwa, the dialect of the author. It observes the phonological processes of assimilation (nasal assimilation, vowel assimilation, and consonant assimilation), vowel elision, and glide formation in Ikwere. The work points out that vowel assimilation is a precondition to vowel elision and that vowel elision, in turn, affects the syllable structure of the language. It is pertinent to note that vowel harmony, which is principally determined by the size...
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  • vowel 元音
  • elision 沉积间断作用
  • consonant 辅音
  • syllable 音节
  • language 语言
  • affix 附标
  • dialect 方言
  • assimilation 岩浆的同化酌
  • spoken 口头
  • harmony