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Title: Efutu Grammar
Written By: Samuel Gyasi Obeng
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 472

Efutu, also called Awutu-Efutu or Senya is a Kwa language spoken by about
150,000 people in the Awutu, Efutu, and Senya areas of Ghana’s Central
Region. "Efutu Grammar" deals broadly with the sound system, tone, and
aspects of morphology and syntax of the language. Important aspects of the
language that are explicated include verbal reduplication, tense and
aspect, as well as the pronominal system and structure. Nouns and noun
plurality, noun phrase structure, adjectival and adverbial constructions,
complementation, relativization, as well as focus marking are also
discussed and exemplified. Other aspects of the language that are subjected
to synthesis and analysis are determiners (definite, indefinite, and
demonstrative) and quantifiers).

Finally, Efutu ideophones and interjections (primary, secondary, and
volitive) are also discussed and exemplified. Given the data oriented
nature of Efutu Grammar, both theoretical and descriptive linguists will
benefit from it considerably.


1. Introduction
2. The sound system and verbal reduplication
3. The pronominal system of Efutu
4. Determiners
5. Verbal constructions in Efutu
6. Nouns and noun phrases in Efutu
7. Subordinate clauses/complementation
8. Focusing
9. Adjectives ad adjectical phrases
10. Ideophones
11. Questions
12. Relativization
13. Locatives and adverbs
14. Interjections

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Awutu
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Format: Loose Leaf
ISBN-13: 9783895866739
Pages: 122
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