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Title: Essai de description morphophonologique du Yisangu
Subtitle: Langue bantu du Gabon
Written By: Pierre Ondo-Mebiame
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in African Linguistics 49

Le yisangu, que les locuteurs reconnaissent sous l´appellation de 'isangu'
ou 'yisangu', est une langue parlé au Gabon. Le yisangu est parlé par les
Masangu, habitants de l'une des régions le plus montagneuses du Gabon. Le
yisangu est une langue bantu quc Guthrie (1948) range dans la zone B, plus
précisément dans le Shira-Punu Group (B.40).

La première partie est un exposé sur l'identification, la definition, le
classement des phonèmes vocaliques et consonantiques, l'étude des tons et
la présentation des structures syllabiques. La seconde partie dégage les
règ1es qui permettent de passer du niveau morphophonologique au niveau
phonologique, ou des morphèmes au phonèmes. La troisième partie, enfin,
étudie le système des classes et les différentes categories de mots que
connaît la langue. Ce sont notamment : les substantifs, les référents, les
verbes, les mots hybrides, et les mots qui n'entrent dans aucune de ces
quatre catégories principales ("les mots divers").

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Sangu
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895866695
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
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