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A Grammar of Madurese (Mouton Grammar Library 50) by William D. Davies PDF

By William D. Davies

ISBN-10: 3110224437

ISBN-13: 9783110224436

Madurese is a tremendous local language of Indonesia, with a few 14 million audio system, frequently at the island of Madura and adjoining elements of Java, making it the fourth greatest language of Indonesia after Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese. there is not any latest finished descriptive grammar of the language, with current reviews being both sketches of the total grammar, or unique descriptions of phonology and morphology or a few specific subject matters inside those parts of the grammar. there's no competing paintings that offers the breadth and intensity of assurance of this grammar, particularly (though now not completely) in regards to syntax.

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Therefore neither phonemic nor phonetic bracketing is used. This is a matter of both clarity and brevity. For example, the derivation from underlying representation (UR) to surface representation (SR) is as follows: (i) UR VRaising Affixation VRaising/ Phonetic Realization  --ɔlɛs + -  ɔlɛsɛ ‘write’ /ɔlɛs/ /gɛbas/  gibɤs gibɤs + -  [gibɤsi] ‘wave’ Dispensing with the step in which Vowel Raising takes place reduces unnecessary clutter, thus making the phonological process of interest more perspicuous.

22 There were no significant differences in the F1 and F2 values in open and closed syllables, but there was some difference in vowel length. These 22 Three speakers were recorded on Madura and one speaker originally from Situbundo (East Java) was recorded in Iowa City. Thanks to Michael Bortscheller, Craig Dresser, and Jeff Press for assistance with the acoustic analysis. Vowel inventory and distribution 39 results indicate that speakers vary with respect to the strength and prevalence of this process, the distinction more robust with some speakers and nearly nonexistent with others.

For the two verbs in (25) the object forms would be [ɛpɛna] and [ɛbiɔ]. Vowel inventory and distribution 33 The forms in (26) further illustrate the pattern with surface root and actor voice forms, demonstrating its regularity. 19 Occasionally these roots take the - prefix (especially in the Western dialect), and when they do, the vowel optionally follows the vowel height generalization. For example, with the root [pukɛ] ‘prove’, the standard actor voice form is [apukɛ]. However, some speakers also use the - prefix.

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