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LINGUIST List 18.3611

Mon Dec 03 2007

Books: Phonology: Anonby

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, A Phonology of Southern Luri: Anonby


Message 1: A Phonology of Southern Luri: Anonby
Date: 25-Nov-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Phonology of Southern Luri: Anonby
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Title: A Phonology of Southern Luri
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Indo-European Linguistics 25
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: Eric John Anonby
Paperback: ISBN: 3895867233 Pages: 150 Price: Europe EURO 57.00
Abstract:

Southern Luri, an Indo-European language in the Southwestern Group of
Iranian languages, counts almost one million speakers. Still, while brief
linguistic sketches have been written in Farsi, the existence of Southern
Luri as a distinct language group has until recently been unknown to
Western scholarship. In a recent comparative work, 'Update on Luri: How
Many Languages?' (2003), Anonby established the existence of three separate
languages in the Luri continuum: Lurist?ni, Bakhti?ri and Southern Luri.

In the present study, the author provides a window into the phonological
system of Southern Luri. Although closely related to both Bakhti?ri and
Farsi, the language is nonetheless distinguished by a number of particular
- and at times striking - phonological characteristics. The vowel system
is marked by a rich inventory of diphthongs, several of which exhibit
historical /h/ as a lengthening element. Among the numerous phonological
processes, pervasive short vowel reduction and a series of consonant
softenings are most prominent. Rigorous restrictions in the composition of
syllables drive most of the morphophonemic processes. The study addresses
the impact of borrowing on the language and concludes with a précis on
speech style, stress and intonation processes.

2nd printing 2007.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Subject Language(s): Luri, Southern (luz)

Written In: English (eng )

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