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Title: Overview of Grammatical Structures of Ndut: A Cangin Language of Senegal
Authors: Morgan, Daniel Ray
Keywords: African Languages
Niger-Congo Languages
Western Atlantic Languages
Ndut - Grammar
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: The University of Texas at Arlington
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of some of the grammatical structures of Ndut, a Cangin language of the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family. As several processes operate to obscure morphological boundaries, a brief description of the phonological system is presented. Insights from underspecification theory and feature geometry are applied to the analyses of the [ATR] based vowel harmony and two assimilation processes. Normal word order in simple clauses is SVO, but where a verbal auxiliary and a main verb are present, pronominal objects occur between the two verb forms. Postposed noun class markers, the associative marker, and the three term deictic-demonstrative system are also considered. The verbal inflectional and derivational suffixes and auxiliaries that make up the verb phrase are presented. Three types of subordination are also examined. Subject-verb word order inversion is observed in certain adverbial and relative clauses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/1251
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