LIGN111-H1-Ewe-Ganda

LIGN111-H1-Ewe-Ganda - LIGN 111 Phonology Example problem...

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LIGN 111 — Phonology UCSD, Winter 2010 Prof. Bakovi ć p. 1 of 2 Example problem set: Phonemic analysis of Ewe * Note : This problem set, like some others we’ll see, comes from a secondary source that did not use the IPA and in which there were some transcriptional inconsistencies. I’ve made a few super- ficial changes to correct for some of this; any remaining inconsistencies are not significant. In Ewe, [l] and [r] never occur in identical environments. It is possible to derive them from the same underlying phoneme. Determine which allophone is basic , which is derived , and propose a rule governing the distribution of [l] and [r] in terms of natural classes of phonemes. 1. [zr ɔ ̃ ] ‘to be smooth’ 15. [dru] ‘to be bent’ 2. [ ɲ ra] ‘to rage’ 16. [fle] ‘to pluck’ 3. [l ɔ ̃ ] ‘to love’ 17. [ ɡ lama ː ] ‘uneven’ 4. [ ͡ kpla] ‘to intertwine’ 18. [litsa] ‘chameleon’ 5. [mla ɡ o ː ] ‘thick’ 19. [dzre] ‘to quarrel’ 6. [ ͡ ɡ blaa] ‘wide’
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