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Morphophonological Alternations in Tima

Morphophonological Alternations in Tima

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Title: Morphophonological Alternations in Tima
Author: Bashir, Abeer Mohamed Ali
Abstract: Tima is a Niger-Congo language spoken in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The word in Tima is rather complex in that it is often composed of multiple morphemes. The root is either preceded by one or two prefixes or followed by a number of suffixes. This multi-morphemic situation results in phonological changes manifesting in a number of different morphophonological alternations. These morphophonological changes or alternations are classified into two types: I. Alternations which are phonologically conditioned. This exhibits processes of contact assimilation, fusional assimilation, phonological strength processes, and whole-segment processes affecting consonants, vowels, syllables and consonant and vowel length. II. Alternations that are morphologically conditioned; these are replacement and internal root vowel changes of the verb. This paper attempts to describe these alternations and processes) The paper starts, in sections 1 and 2, with a brief introduction of Tima phonology, syllable and word structures. In section 3, it describes the morphophonological alternations, as it discusses the different types of the phonologically conditioned alternations in 3.1 then turns to discuss the morphologically conditioned alternations in 3.2. The paper ends with a summary in 4.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25361
Date: 2015-09


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