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By Anne Storch

This publication is an outline of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is utilized by multilingual, dynamic groups of perform as one language between others that shape person and versatile repertoires. it's a language that serves as a method of expressing the Self, as a medium of artwork and self-actualization, and infrequently as a medium of writing. it really is spoken in the house and in public areas, by way of really huge numbers of people that determine themselves as Luwo and as individuals of every kind of alternative teams. which will offer insights into those dynamic and various realities of Luwo, this ebook includes either a concise description and research of the linguistic beneficial properties and constructions of Luwo, and an method of the anthropological linguistics of this language. The latter is gifted within the kind of separate chapters on ownership, quantity, experiencer structures, spatial orientation, belief and cognition. In all sections of this examine, sociolinguistic info is supplied at any place this is often helpful and attainable, designated info at the semantics of grammatical gains and structures is given, and discussions of theory-oriented techniques to numerous linguistic positive factors of Luwo are provided.

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That affixation plays an important role in the genesis of /Cw/-initial syllables is further suggested by the relatively high number of roots with initial labialised consonants among nouns with a prefix u-. Here, the prefix has triggered the progressive assimilation of the root-initial consonant. ’ /ʔùt ̪wɔ́n̪/ ‘hyena’ /ʔùgwaal/ ‘frog’ /ʔúgwɛ̂n/ ‘gerbil’ . Note that /w/, /y/, /g/, /k/ are regular sound correspondences.  A Grammar of Luwo: An anthropological approach E. Palatalisation Some consonants occur in a palatalised form, most frequently /t, c, d̪, g, m, l/.

3). It is not always possible to produce definitions of categories such as adjectives and smell words, which clearly differ from prototypical verbs, for example, but share some features with them (and ideophones) at the same time. Smell verbs are therefore treated as a separate category in terms of their functions and meanings, even though they resemble verbs in their distribution as predicates, and may therefore be seen, by others, as a subclass of verbs. 3). 1 Morphemes The morphophonological differences between the morpheme types in Luwo are not so much concerned with syllable structure and weight, but rather with the potential to accept affixes.

Particularly with the arrival of the Comboni Fathers, an Italian congregation based in Verona, who operated first in the slave markets of Cairo and then ran stations in the Sudan, with the plan to “regenerate Africa by means of Africans” (Pierli et al. 1998: 11), missionary presence in Southern Sudan became significant. g. 2 below). With the establishment of mission stations, schools and welfare projects for liberated slaves, Luwo became a local lingua franca around the settlement of Wau (which by then was one of the more important slave-traders camps in Bahr el-Ghazal (Burr & Collins 1994)).

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