An Overview Of Central Dizin Phonology And Morphology

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An Overview Of Central Dizin Phonology And Morphology

Show simple item record Beachy, Marvin Dean en_US 2007-08-23T01:56:16Z 2007-08-23T01:56:16Z 2007-08-23T01:56:16Z November 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1121 en_US
dc.description.abstract Dizin (Dizi) is an Omotic language spoken in Southwest Ethiopia with three main dialects. This thesis focuses on Central Dizin phonology and morphology, but includes some data from Eastern Dizin and Western Dizin. Prolonged language contact with Amharic has affected the sound system of Dizin and numerous Amharic words have been borrowed. Features of the Dizin sound system include glottalized consonants, syllabic nasals, lengthened vowels, three phonemic tone levels and contour tones. Western Dizin has phonemic retroflex consonants. The glottal stop is analyzed as phonemic word initially before nasals, but not phonemic elsewhere. Dizin is polysynthetic and more agglutinative than fusional. Dizin has a stacked (compound) case system, a switch reference marker on medial verbs, a complex system of relativizing verbs, and interdependent verbs. Most of the words that modify nouns are understood to be relativized verbs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Burquest, Donald en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics en_US
dc.title An Overview Of Central Dizin Phonology And Morphology en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Burquest, Donald en_US Linguistics en_US Linguistics en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US masters en_US M.A. en_US
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