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By William D. Davies

ISBN-10: 3110224437

ISBN-13: 9783110224436

Madurese is an incredible nearby language of Indonesia, with a few 14 million audio system, more often than not at the island of Madura and adjoining elements of Java, making it the fourth greatest language of Indonesia after Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese. there's no present finished descriptive grammar of the language, with present reports being both sketches of the total grammar, or certain descriptions of phonology and morphology or a few specific subject matters inside of those parts of the grammar. there is not any competing paintings that offers the breadth and intensity of insurance of this grammar, specifically (though now not solely) in regards to syntax.

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Where the palatal glide occurs in Indonesian cognates, a voiced palatal stop // is generally found in Madurese. 10 Stevens (1966) notes that Proto-Malayo-Polynesian word-final *p, *t, and *k developed into Madurese //. It is possible that words that do have final /p/, /t/, and /k/ entered the language through borrowing from Malay and/or Javanese or at least were influenced by them. Sound correspondences 23 (5) Madurese /parcaa/ /akɛn/ 11 /atɛm/ /caa/ /sɔrbaa/ Indonesian [parcaɤ] /pəraja/ [ɤɛ] /jakin/ [ɤtɛ] /jatim/ [cɤɤ] /aja/ [sɔrbɤɤ] /surabaja/ Javanese /pərcaja/ /jakin/ /jatim/ /aja/ /surabaja/ ‘believe’ ‘sure’ ‘orphan’ ‘victory’ ‘Surabaya’ In some cognates, Madurese has a voiceless aspirated /t.

Its operation with liquids is illustrated in (56). (56) bɤlɤntɤ bɤrɤmpa tɤlubɤ malara karaɔwan paraɔ salamə sarɛkɤp         [blɤntɤ] ‘Dutch’ [brɤmpa] ‘how much’ [tlubɤ] ‘paper’ [mlara] ‘miserable’ [kraɔwan] ‘palace/kingdom’ [praɔ] ‘ship’ [slamə] ‘safe’ [srɛkɤp] ‘energetic’ Vowel deletion with glides is exemplified in (57). 1). Thus this deletion process takes place only in intermediate forms. Examples include: (57) kɔacɛ pɛara sɔara  kɔwacɛ  pɛjara  sɔwara    [kwacɛ ‘magpie’ [pjara] ‘look after’ [swara] ‘sound/voice’ The results of the dialect study of Sutoko et al.

Stevens (1968) cites this rule, and the reflexes ] and [] are included in Safioedin (1977) and Oka et al. (1988/89). Potential examples include: (34) [] ~ [n] ‘star’ [kippɔn] ~ [kppɔn] ‘confused’ [buntɔ] ~ [bʊntɔ] ‘tail’ Cohn & Lockwood (1994) report that for the two speakers they studied, high front and high back vowels were significantly shorter in duration in closed syllables than in open syllables. They reported no significant differences in the F1 and F2 values in the same environments.

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