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Morphophonemic Alternations in Jumjum Number Formation

Morphophonemic Alternations in Jumjum Number Formation

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Title: Morphophonemic Alternations in Jumjum Number Formation
Author: Bashir, Abeer Mohamed Ali
Abstract: Jumjum is a little-described Western Nilotic language spoken in the southern part of the Blue Nile State in southeastern Sudan. According to BENDER'S 1982 classification, cited in RUHLEN (1987), Jumjum belongs to the Maban-Burun branch of Western Nilotic languages. With respect to its number formation, Jumjum shows multi-morphemic structures of nouns. The root noun form often needs a suffix to indicate its singular or plural forms'. Adding the number suffix to the root often results in some phonological changes. The aim of this paper is to shed light on the morphophonemic alternations that occur in the formation of singular/plural noun forms in Jumjum. In this paper a brief account of the consonants and vowels of Jumjum is given followed by a description of nouns as well. Then, the morphophonemic alternations within the formation of singular/plural noun forms are presented. Jumjum is a tone language. However, the identity of tones has been inconsistent to this point. Since there seems to be a low functional load for tone in the nominal system, the tones have not been marked".
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25366
Date: 2006


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