The Accentual History of the Japanese and Ryukyuan Languages: A Reconstruction
This book looks into the accentual history of the Japanese and the Ryukyuan languages. Applying the comparative method, the author has reconstructed the accentual history of the Japonic languages. The reconstruction is based on modern dialects of Japanese and Ryukyuan, and also on historical materials. The investigation of ‘natural accent changes’ has allowed the author to formalize rules for accent change. Using these rules, the developments of the accent systems of descendant dialects or languages are explained. The development of typologically different accent systems is also explored. The volume is divided in to eight chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) Previous Scholarship: A Critical Review; (3) Historical Linguistic Methods; (4) Accent Change; (5) Reconstruction of Proto-Ryukyuan Accent; (6) Reconstruction of Proto-Mainland Japanese Accent; (7) Reconstruction of Proto-Japonic Accent; (8) Conclusion, followed by References and Appendix: Japonic Cognates and Reconstructed Forms.
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A CRITICAL REVIEW
HISTORICAL LINGUISTIC METHODS
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_ooo Abductive Change accent change accent classes accent Phonemic Phonetic Accent Shift accent system Aguni atonic nouns centipede cognates correspond to Myogisho disyllabic accent disyllabic nouns disyllables Final Accent Loss final-accent hana Hattori HH(L HHH(L HHL(L Hirayama HL(L HLL(L Ikema Initial Accent Gain initial pitch initial syllable Ishigaki Japonic languages Kagoshima Kametsu Kamishiro Kindaichi Kuroshima Kyoto Kyoto accent Kyoto-type LH(H LH(L LHH(H LHH(L LHL(L List of nouns LL(H LL(L LLH(H LLH(L LLL(H LLL(L locus long vowel low-register merged monosyllabic accent monosyllabic nouns monosyllables mora Myogisho accent classes Myogisho classes Nakijin Naze nouns corresponding O[OO Okinawa OO HH(H OO[O OO]O OOO HHH(H Oura particle phonetic pitch accent pitch shape Proto Proto-Amami Proto-Japonic accent Proto-Mainland Japanese accent Proto-Miyako Proto-Okinawa Proto-Yaeyama reconstruction Ryukyuan dialects Ryukyuan language Shuri sirusi Sonai syllable Tokyo Tokyo-type tone trisyllabic trisyllables Uechi vowel length word Yonaguni