TIMA WORD STRUCTURE(NOUN AND VERB)

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2015-06-15
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Suzan Alamin, Mubarak
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UOFK
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The study tries to describe and analyze the structure of the word in Tima (a Kordofanian language) mainly the structure of the noun and the verb. The aim of this study is to fulfill the following two objectives: first, to provide a comprehensive description of unwritten language. Secondly, to document Tima as one of the endangered languages in Sudan. The Linguistic data was collected during formal sessions with two native speakers, in addition to irregular meetings with the Tima language committee members in Al Durushab (North Khartoum). Between 22-30 February 2007, the researcher visited Tima area in the Nuba Mountains. A considerable amount of data was collected during this stay. The study used different techniques for the data collections: elicitation of word-lists, elicitation of grammatical sentences and a large number of narratives and procedural texts were recorded and transcribes. Finally, the study achieved the description of word-structure in Tima with regard to the different parts of speech that found in the language. The main inherent grammatical categories that distinguish each part of speech were classified and analyzed
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TIMA WORD STRUCTURE(NOUN AND VERB)
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