• Old Nubian Prosody and Assimilation

    Author(s):
    Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Union for Nubian Studies
    Subject(s):
    African linguistics
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    13th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Addis Ababa
    Conf. Loc.:
    Addis Ababa
    Conf. Date:
    May 4-6, 2017
    Tag(s):
    Nubian Studies, Old Nubian, phonology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6W97Z
    Abstract:
    Old Nubian is a Nubian (North-Eastern Sudanic) language spoken in the Medieval Christian kingdoms of Nubia. Being a dead language, very little is known about its phonology, and previous studies by Hintze and Browne have remained unsatisfactory in this regard. Based on a detailed investigation of the behavior of loanwords from Byzantine Greek, this paper aims to provide a consistent approach to the morphophonological conditions underlying progressive and regressive assimilation patterns in Old Nubian and arrive at a preliminary reconstruction of Old Nubian syllable structure and suprasegmental phonology.
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