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By de Sousa, Hilário

Physician of Philosophy(PhD)

Menggwa Dla is a Papuan language spoken in Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea and Kabupaten Jayapura of Papua Province, Indonesia. Menggwa Dla is a dialect of the Dla language; including its sister language Anggor (e.g. Litteral 1980), the 2 languages shape the Senagi language kinfolk, one of many small Papuan language households present in North-Central New Guinea. the most textual content of this thesis is split into seven chapters. bankruptcy 1 introduces the linguistic, cultural and political landscapes of the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border zone the place the Dla territory is found. bankruptcy 2 introduces the phonology of Menggwa Dla; defined during this bankruptcy are the phonemes, allophonic adaptations, phonotactics, morpho-phonological methods, rigidity project and intonation of the language. The stock of phonemes in Menggwa is typical for a Papuan language (15 consonants and five vowels). the majority of syllables are available in the form of V, CV or C1C2V the place C2 may be /n/ /r/ /l/ /j/ or /w/. In C1C2V syllables, the sonority rises from C1 to V (§2.2.2). however, there are a couple of phrases with word-medial consonant sequences like feet /ɸt/, lk /lk/, lf /lɸ/ or lk /lk/ the place the sonority drops from the 1st to the second one consonant; the 1st consonant in those sequences is analysed because the coda of the former syllable (§2.2.3). bankruptcy three is an outline of the notice sessions in Menggwa Dla; the morphological, syntactic and semantic houses of the 3 significant notice periods (nouns, adjectives and verbs) and the minor observe sessions are in comparison during this bankruptcy. bankruptcy four describes the houses of nouns and noun words; the person-number-gender different types, noun-phrasal syntax, nominal clitics and private pronouns are defined during this bankruptcy. Menggwa Dla has a wealthy array of case, subject and concentration markers which is available in the shape of clitics (§4.5). topic pronouns ('citation pronouns') purely mark individual (i.e. one for every of the 3 perso  Read more...

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