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dc.contributor.authorBeachy, Marvin Deanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-23T01:56:16Z
dc.date.available2007-08-23T01:56:16Z
dc.date.issued2007-08-23T01:56:16Z
dc.date.submittedNovember 2005en_US
dc.identifier.otherDISS-1121en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10106/206
dc.description.abstractDizin (Dizi) is an Omotic language spoken in Southwest Ethiopia with three main dialects. This thesis focuses on Central Dizin phonology and morphology, but includes some data from Eastern Dizin and Western Dizin. Prolonged language contact with Amharic has affected the sound system of Dizin and numerous Amharic words have been borrowed. Features of the Dizin sound system include glottalized consonants, syllabic nasals, lengthened vowels, three phonemic tone levels and contour tones. Western Dizin has phonemic retroflex consonants. The glottal stop is analyzed as phonemic word initially before nasals, but not phonemic elsewhere. Dizin is polysynthetic and more agglutinative than fusional. Dizin has a stacked (compound) case system, a switch reference marker on medial verbs, a complex system of relativizing verbs, and interdependent verbs. Most of the words that modify nouns are understood to be relativized verbs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBurquest, Donalden_US
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.publisherLinguisticsen_US
dc.titleAn Overview Of Central Dizin Phonology And Morphologyen_US
dc.typeM.A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairBurquest, Donalden_US
dc.degree.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Arlingtonen_US
dc.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A.en_US
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