Synchronically unexpected /n/ in the Balochi dialect of Iranshahr

Abstract : Through the passage of time, changes take place in any language. Balochi has experienced historical changes in different layers of its structure. The aim of this article is to describe cases of /n/ in a specific Balochi dialect that are unexpected because, for instance, the equivalent word in Persian or in other Balochi dialects does not have an /n/, or there are certain forms in the paradigm of a lexeme that do not contain /n/.The focus is on the dialect spoken in and around the regions of Bompur and Iranshahr in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. The insertion of unetymological /n/ in words with more than one syllable often causes a change of syllable structure from an open to a closed syllable. It is possible that a preference for closed syllables has got the process of /n/ insertion underway. The reason why /n/ is chosen could be that /n/ is available for nasalization of a vowel. This nasal vowel can then be re-interpreted as VC.
Type de document :
Article dans une revue
Liste complète des métadonnées

Littérature citée [32 références]  Voir  Masquer  Télécharger

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02263585
Contributeur : Agnes Korn <>
Soumis le : lundi 5 août 2019 - 11:47:07
Dernière modification le : mercredi 7 août 2019 - 01:11:05

Fichier

Mahmoudzahi_Korn_Jahani2019n.p...
Fichiers éditeurs autorisés sur une archive ouverte

Identifiants

Collections

Citation

Mousa Mahmoudzahi, Agnes Korn, Carina Jahani. Synchronically unexpected /n/ in the Balochi dialect of Iranshahr. Orientalia Suecana, Uppsala Universitet, 2019, 62-68, pp.20-30. ⟨10.33063/diva-389901⟩. ⟨hal-02263585⟩

Partager

Métriques

Consultations de la notice

66

Téléchargements de fichiers

29