Bookcover of Dholuo Tonal Notations
Booktitle:

Dholuo Tonal Notations

A Study of Tone Levels and Their Representation

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-05-26 )

Books loader

Omni badge eligible for voucher
ISBN-13:

978-3-659-13732-7

ISBN-10:
3659137324
EAN:
9783659137327
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This work is a study of tone levels in Dholuo and their representation. Dholuo is a language spoken in East Africa. This study attempts to provide the tonal notations and their graphical representation for the non-speakers of Dholuo. Data used are the common Dholuo words grouped according to the number of syllables and tone pattern; monosyllabic, disyllabic, trisyllabic to other polysyllabic words. The words are recorded from the speech of speakers. The study is done in the framework of Autosegmental and CV phonology. The various tone patterns in Dholuo words are given with their phonetic level noted numerically. The various words are studied in groups based on their tonal patterns.Selected properties of Dholuo phonology have bearing on tones. Some of the properties of tone dealt with include: stability, one-to-many and many-to-one associations. Here other features of Dholuo phonology such as compensatory lengthening and vowel deletion have been mentioned.In conclusion, representation of tones by use of Chao tone letters is not only possible in the treatment of Dholuo tonal system but also highlights some of the phonological processes that influence the tonal configuration.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Bruno Stephen Odawa
Number of pages:
76
Published on:
2012-05-26
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
Autosegmental, Dholuo Language, Tonal notation, CV phonology

Books loader

Newsletter

Adyen::diners Adyen::jcb Adyen::discover Adyen::amex Adyen::mc Adyen::visa Adyen::cup Adyen::unionpay Adyen::paypal Paypal CryptoWallet Wire Transfer

  0 products in the shopping cart
Edit cart
Loading frontend
LOADING