115_hw07 - Ling 115 G Buckley 29 Oct 2014 HOMEWORK 7...

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Ling 115, G. Buckley 29 Oct 2014 1 H OMEWORK 7 Cebuano D UE W EDNESDAY , N OVEMBER 5 Below is the Lord’s Prayer in Cebuano, also called Bisaya or Visayan, a language spoken by twenty million people in the Philippines. This text was written in the late 18th century using a writing system that existed before Magellan claimed the island of Cebu for the Spanish crown in 1521. Magellan was killed on nearby Mactan island less than a month after he set foot on Cebu. Conquistadors from Mexico arrived in 1565 and established the first permanent Spanish settlement. (They named the Philippines after their king, Philip II, who reigned 1556–1598.) This script has been replaced by the Latin alphabet, but was the typical means of writing Cebuano at the time. The transcription is provided; assume that syllables are maximally CVC, so that in a cluster of two consonants, the first is a coda and the second is an onset. For your answer, produce a line- by-line transliteration that shows how the script works. In addition, answer the following
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