Download PDF by Olcher Sebastian Fedden.: A grammar of Mian, a Papuan language of New Guinea

By Olcher Sebastian Fedden.

Show description

Read Online or Download A grammar of Mian, a Papuan language of New Guinea PDF

Similar linguistics books

New PDF release: Language Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon (Text,

The e-book collects contributions from well-established researchers on the interface among language and cognition. It presents an outline of the newest insights into this interdisciplinary box from the views of ordinary language processing, laptop technological know-how, psycholinguistics and cognitive technological know-how.

Download e-book for kindle: Evaluation of Text and Speech Systems (Text, Speech and by by Laila Dybkjaer (Editor), Holmer Hemsen (Editor), Wolfgang

In its 9 chapters, this booklet offers an summary of the cutting-edge and most sensible perform in numerous sub-fields of overview of textual content and speech structures and parts. The evaluate points coated contain speech and speaker acceptance, speech synthesis, lively speaking brokers, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and common language software program like computer translation, info retrieval, query answering, spoken discussion structures, facts assets, and annotation schemes.

Additional resources for A grammar of Mian, a Papuan language of New Guinea

Example text

The only verbal classificatory prefixes which are not subject to morphophonemic change are the FEMININE singular prefix and the singular prefix for the FLAT class. They are realized as /om/ and /gam/, respectively. 3 Verb stems Verb stem allomorphy is extremely rare. g. /HLfa/ ‘put down’ and /LHLfa/ ‘lift up’, and the verb obligatorily takes a verbal classificatory prefix which classifies the direct object according to semantic criteria. The following rules apply: %HLfa% → /HLa/ / l _ → /HLfa/ elsewhere %LHLfa% → /LHLa/ / l _ → /LHLha/ elsewhere The next two examples illustrate stem allomorphy for the verb /HLfa/ ‘put down’, which obligatorily takes a verbal classificatory prefix.

There is no additional increase in intensity on the supposed second nucleus, which might point to an analysis of such words as disyllabic. In the following, I will discuss the factors that determine Mian vowel length in detail. 1 Free variation of length Vowel length is subject to variation between speakers, even between different tokens of the same word uttered by a single speaker. For instance, vowels in different tokens of the same word can freely vary in length by up to about 60 ms for some tokens.

Semivowels are either labial(-velar) or palatal. The consonant inventory is quite simple but it has an interesting and unusual feature, namely some asymmetric gaps in the stop system. Although stops are overall distinguished at three different places of articulation, there are only two voicedifferentiated pairs, namely /k/ vs. /g/ and /kʷ/ vs. /gʷ/. There is no voiceless bilabial stop */p/ and no voiced alveolar stop */d/. [p] is an allophone of /b/ in syllable-final devoicing environments and [ⁿd] is—at least synchronically—a word-initial allophone of /l/.

Download PDF sample

A grammar of Mian, a Papuan language of New Guinea by Olcher Sebastian Fedden.

by Kevin

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 38 votes