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A Grammar of Seenku

Laura McPherson



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Seenku is a Western Mande language of the Samogo group spoken in southwestern Burkina Faso by approximately 17,000 speakers. It has undergone a lot of phonological reduction, leading to a rich segmental and tonal phoneme inventory but mainly mono- and sesquisyllabic roots. The language has four contrastive levels of tone that combine to create over a dozen contours. Tone has a high functional load lexically and grammatically, permeating all aspects of grammar. Most verbs have two stem forms: a realis form and an irrealis form. The realis is derived from the irrealis by infixing a high vowel before the stem vowel, creating a diphthong. The use of a particular stem form is determined by aspect and construction type, but most other morphosyntactic meanings (e.g. progressive aspect or causative) are expressed analytically. Like most Mande languages, Seenku has an S Aux O V X word order in addition to areal clause-final negation. It displays a reduced set of post-subject predicate markers compared to other Mande languages, and those that are attested are variably realized only by tone changes and lengthening on the subject itself.
  • Författare: Laura McPherson
  • Format: Inbunden
  • ISBN: 9783110612950
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 592
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2020-03-09
  • Förlag: De Gruyter Mouton