A Grammar of Kambera by Marian Klamer

By Marian Klamer

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As u, and leave its short/unmarked counterpart diacritically unmarked. Some pairs showing the contrast between /i, i:/ and /u, u:/ are given in (7). k(u) 'again' 'tuberous plant' 'have chicken skin' 'drip, drizzle' wutu wutu hunju hunju 'be fat' 'louse' 'grumble' 'slaughter X' I propose that the appropriate representation of the vowel length contrast involves syllable quantity. A word is considered to be a unit with two distinct layers, namely a 'quantity' plane and a 'quality' plane. Long segments, for instance, occupy two positions ('timing slots', Levin 1985:20) on the 'quantity' tier, but only one on the 'quality' tier.

Da: rju] [hi:li] [wu:tu] [bu:ti] '(be) many' 'again' 'be fat' 'monkey' (The high vowel in the vowel sequences in (13a) always becomes a glide, see below). The generalisation that can be made on the basis of the data in (13) is the following: if a root contains three vowels (or vowel positions), there cannot be a consonant between the first and second vowel (position) (unless the third vowel is the paragogic [u]). Furthermore, the first two vowel positions must either involve the diphthongs /ai/ and /au/ or a long vowel.

Finally, names which are based on morphologically complex words are preferably a Foot/Foot+. In most cases they 'lose' their prefix, but not their final consonant. borang(u) Tiku Hona Much about the organisation of prosodic words (and higher prosodic constituents such as the phonological phrase) is still unclear for Kambera. 1 discuss how prosodic words relate to morpho-syntactically defined words. 6. 1. Introduction Reduplication is a word formation rule that attaches a shape-invariant unit to a base.

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