A Grammar of Diola-Fogny: A Language Spoken in the Basse-Casamance Region of Senegal
First published in 1965, and reprinted in 1969, this monograph by J. David Sapir is concerned with the language of the Diola (Dyola, Jola) people living near the Casamance River in the region of Senegal historically known as the Basse-Casamance. The study looks specifically at the important dialect Fogny, which can be thought of as variants of 'standard' Diola. At the time of the monograph's publication, the Fogny dialect was used by approximately 85,000 native speakers in the area around Bignona, Senegal, and was understood by practically all Diola people. This grammar presents a descriptive study of the dialect covering phonology, morphology and syntax.
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1st person plural 2nd person singular 3rd person adjectives adverb affixes akon alternation aorist assimilation bakari bakori bazba bazbe Bignona bound person marker complement concord forms concord marker concord morpheme consonant constructions contingent contrast Dakar defective verb deﬁnes deﬁnite article derivative suffix Diola disjunctive possessive disjunctive pronoun ejameney elides emphatic ﬁnal position ﬁnds ﬁnished ﬁnite verb ﬁrst ﬁve Fogny free variation function future genitive gives gloss goat habitual indeﬁnite independent concord indicates indirect object inﬁnitive inﬂectional inje interrogative kajol man-the marked mass noun modiﬁers mood markers morpheme morphophonemic muyu nasal negative neutral theme nominal noun class marker noun emphasis noun marker noun phrase optionally past absolute past subordinate phonemes place locatives preﬁx reduplication reference reﬂexive regent noun relative clauses remote past secondary theme seminominal si-jol sigaba simple subordinate Sindian speaker speciﬁc sufﬁx syllable syntactic verb emphasis verb string verb theme verbal derivative vowel harmony