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Aspects of phonology in Eboo-Nzikou (Bantu B74)


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Title: Aspects of phonology in Eboo-Nzikou (Bantu B74)
Authors: Raharimanantsoa, Ruth
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2012
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: SPL magisteruppsats i afrikanska språk
SPL 2012-059
Keywords: African linguistics
Bantu languages
Congo-Brazzaville
Teke
Eboo-Nzikou
Proto-Bantu
phonology
advanced tongue root harmony
consonant loss
vowel assimilation
vowel splits
nasalisation
Abstract: This paper describes aspects of the phonology of Eboo-Nzikou which forms part of the Teke language group (Bantu B70) spoken in Congo-Brazzaville. It posits that Eboo and Nzikou are phonologically the same variety of Teke. Proto-Bantu reconstructions, as well as two previous phonological sketches of Eboo are taken as the basis for this study. Some of the findings of these sketches are re-interpreted in the light of further research and fieldwork carried out by myself and others. A revised cons... more
Description: student essay
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29479
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