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By Anne Storch

ISBN-10: 9027202958

ISBN-13: 9789027202956

This ebook is an outline of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is utilized by multilingual, dynamic groups of perform as one language between others that shape person and versatile repertoires. it's a language that serves as a way of expressing the Self, as a medium of artwork and self-actualization, and infrequently as a medium of writing. it's spoken in the house and in public areas, by means of really huge numbers of people that establish themselves as Luwo and as contributors of all types of different teams. to be able to offer insights into those dynamic and numerous realities of Luwo, this ebook comprises either a concise description and research of the linguistic positive factors and constructions of Luwo, and an method of the anthropological linguistics of this language. The latter is gifted within the kind of separate chapters on ownership, quantity, experiencer structures, spatial orientation, conception and cognition. In all sections of this research, sociolinguistic info is supplied anyplace this can be priceless and attainable, special info at the semantics of grammatical positive factors and structures is given, and discussions of theory-oriented techniques to varied linguistic positive factors of Luwo are awarded.

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Grammatical morphemes may be bound or free; the latter may not take any affixes. 2) -ú- jò- náà- ŋàt- imperfective-habitual marker on verbs derivational morpheme on plural agent nouns perfective marker on verbs derivational morpheme on masculine autonyms in the singular Pronominals and the relative marker are clitics. Their tone and vowel quality changes depending on the host word. 4) -′ imperfective future marker on verbs Some morphemes, such as the 3sg marker on some verb forms, are realised as zero (ø).

Syllables with a short vowel have only one mora, while syllables with a long vowel consist of two morae. The occurrence of nasals or the number of consonants in a syllable does not affect the weight of the syllable. Syllables with two morae behave like bisyllabic entities, as they can carry two tones. Stressed syllables with a short vowel have less weight than syllables with long vowels and do not carry more than one toneme. 4 Morphophonological processes If two morphemes are combined this may result in a variety of phonological changes within these morphemes.

1904–1990. Born in Imola, Santandrea joined the Comboni Mission at Verona in 1927. He was sent to Wau in the Sudan in 1928 and remained there until 1936, and then stayed in Dem Zubeir until 1955 (Contran 1991). His many contributions to the history, languages and cultures of the Bahr el-Ghazal belong to the Comboni Mission’s most prolific contributions to African Studies.  A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach document of Luwo as it was spoken around Kayango in the 1930s and 1940s. As a linguistic description it is clearly dated, as, for instance, Santandrea does not indicate tone, but it is of much better quality than other contributions of missionary linguists of the period.

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