A Comparative Study of the Mumuye Dialects: (Nigeria)

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Dietrich Reimer, 1979 - Mumuye language - 114 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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REFERENCES
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CHAPTER ONE The Mumuyespeaking area and the Mumuye dialects 1 The Mumuyespeaking area defined 2 The number of the Mumuye dialects a...
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The Monkin Group 5 The Kpugbong Group
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Rang Mumuye and Pangseng Mumuye
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CHAPTER TWO Phonology 7 ProtoMumuye consonant segments
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Postnasalised consonants
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1O Final consonants
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Noun suffixes
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Verbs 17 Numerals
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Pronouns CHAPTER FOUR Lexicostatistical counts 19 The wordlist
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2O Categorisation of the 1OO items 21 The table of Cognate Distribution 22 The cognate counts
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CHAPTER FIVE A subclassification of the Mumuye dialects 23 The nature of the subclassification 24 Evaluation of the lexicostatistical counts
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Evaluation of the Table of Cognate Distribution
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Evaluation of the phonological differences
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CHAPTER SIX Linguistic and tribal subclassifications compared
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ProtoMumuye vowel segments
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Tones
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Guidelines for the Mumuye alphabet CHAPTER THREE Morphology 14 Basic morpheme structures
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CONCLUSION
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Tentative Tentative ProtoMumuye reconstructions and root
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Comparative wordlist of 15 Mumuye dialects
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