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Query Details

Query Subject:   Chinese r_suffixation
Author:   pan ning
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics

Query:   Dear Linguists:

I'm doing research on the r-suffix in Yichang (a mandarin dialect),and
need references on r-suffixation of any Chinese languages. Yichang
r-suffix cause rhyme changes, which are different from that in
Mandarin. One particular phenomenon is -r is mainly suffixed to
duplicated monosyllabic word. It seems duplication of a monosyllabic
word triggers r-suffixation. Does this phenomenon exist in any other
languages or dialects? Your help will be highly appreciated.
I'll post a summary if I get enough feedback.

Yours sincerely
Pan Ning

Mon, 07 Dec 1998 15:41:10
Lexical borrowing


I'm very much interested in ''lexical borrowing'' as being my MA
research. I'd like to ask about any refrences related to the
- Phonological adaptation of loan words in recepient language
- Morphological adaptation of loan words in recepient (or different)
I'll be appreciating your help and cooperation.

Noran Galal
BA in Phonetics
LL Issue: 9.1737
Date posted: 08-Dec-1998


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