Macrolinguistics and Microlinguistics https://mami.nyc/index.php/journal en-US editor@mami.nyc (Dr. Wayan Suryasa) secretariat@mami.nyc (Vedran Vucic) Sat, 31 Aug 2024 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 K’abeena phonology https://mami.nyc/index.php/journal/article/view/31 <p>The article provides descriptive analysis of the phonology of K'abeena, a language belonging to the Afro-Asian phylum, spoken in central Ethiopia. In this article, I identify 25 consonant phonemes and 3 loan phonemes. The loan phonemes are included as they are used in the current language's orthography. The language has five vowels. Vowel length and Gemination&nbsp;of consonants are phonemic in the language. With the exception of /h/ and /f/, which never geminate in the language, the rest of the consonant phonemes appear together to geminate. This only happens in the medial position of the words. Consonant clusters are allowed in word medial position with a maximum of two consonants. The phonological process identified in this article involves processes like assimilation, palatalization and deletion. Kabeena does not appear to be a pitch-accent language, but further research is needed to establish confirmed statements.</p> Tadesse Girma Copyright (c) 2024 Macrolinguistics and Microlinguistics https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://mami.nyc/index.php/journal/article/view/31 Sat, 01 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 The Lexicosyntactic Analysis of Fused Compounds in Yoruba Y https://mami.nyc/index.php/journal/article/view/32 <p>Abstract<br>Compounding is one of the productive word formation processes in human languages due to its eclectic means of formation. This paper focuses on the fused compounding process in Yorùbá. This study aims to analyse the lexicosyntactic process involved in deriving fused compounds in Yorùbá. The paper states the possible combinations of fused compounding in Yoruba; it examines the different processes that can occur at the syntactic level of compounding; and it analysed the processes which occur at the syntactic level of compounding. Data for this study were gathered from the introspection of the researcher since the researcher is a native speaker of the language of the study. Data gathered were validated by other native speakers for accuracy and authentication. Also, data were obtained from previous related literature. The theoretical framework adopted for this study is the weak lexicalist hypothesis. This study found that assimilation, vowel elision and coalescence are the possible alterations which occur at the syntactic level of fused compounding in Yorùbá. This study concludes that fused compounding only surfaces in Noun + Noun (N+N) Noun + Noun + Noun (N+N+N), Affix + Verb + Noun (AFX+V+N) and Verb + Noun (V+N) combinations in the language.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Lexicosyntactic&nbsp;</p> Basirat Adekunle, Basirat Adekunle Copyright (c) 2024 Macrolinguistics and Microlinguistics https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://mami.nyc/index.php/journal/article/view/32 Sat, 01 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000