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Title:The phonology of Awngi

This study presents the phonology of Awngi, a major Central Cushitic language spoken in Northern Ethiopia. Awngi has six vowels, one of which an almost predictable epenthetic vowel /ɨ/, and twenty-nine consonants, of which five are labialized and two are post-stopped fricatives. Two tone levels are also contrastive in the language. This paper presents evidence for contrast and variation for all Awngi phonemes, a description of the syllable structure, a discussion of the phonological rules, and a list of 325 Awngi words in IPA phonemic writing.

Contributor (author):Joswig, Andreas
Date (W3CDTF):2010
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/7860
Extent:iv, 33 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/7860
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Working Papers 2010-003
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):ET
Subject:Awngi language
Awngi; phonology; Ethiopia; Cushitic; labialized consonants; Phonological descriptions
Subject (ISO639):awn
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Joswig, Andreas. 2010. SIL Electronic Working Papers 2010-003.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_ET country_GB dcmi_Text iso639_awn iso639_eng

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Country: Ethiopia
Area: Africa

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