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oai:sil.org:7859

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Title:Morphophonemic orthographies in fusional languages: the cases of Dinka and Shilluk
Abstract:

Fusional languages present exceptional challenges to orthography development. This paper discusses the solutions proposed for writing Shilluk and Dinka. The issues of word structure, vowel qualities, vowel and consonant length, tone and consonant alternations are examined. The orthographic choices shown reflect a morphonemic solution as opposed to a phonemic one. The result is that the languages are easier for native speakers to read.

Contributor (author):Gilley, Leoma G.
Date (W3CDTF):2004
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/7859
Extent:13 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/7859
http://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/7859
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Working Papers 2004-003
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:South Central Dinka language
Southwestern Dinka language
Northeastern Dinka language
Southeastern Dinka language
Shilluk language
Shilluk; Dinka; approach; Orthography; Morphophonemics
Subject (ISO639):dib
dik
dip
dks
shk
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description

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Citation: Gilley, Leoma G. 2004. SIL Electronic Working Papers 2004-003.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_SS dcmi_Text iso639_dib iso639_dik iso639_dip iso639_dks iso639_eng iso639_shk olac_language_description

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Country: South Sudan
Area: Africa


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