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 relatively huge numbers of people that determine themselves as Luwo and as individuals of every kind of different teams. to be able to offer insights into those dynamic and numerous realities of Luwo, this e-book comprises either a concise description and research of the linguistic gains and buildings 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 research, sociolinguistic info is equipped at any place this is often priceless and attainable, certain info at the semantics of grammatical positive factors and structures is given, and discussions of theory-oriented methods to varied linguistic gains of Luwo are awarded.
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50): The Jur are excellent iron-workers, and still supply the Dinka with spears, where the two races meet. g. the tribal marking of boys’ heads). They answer readily to the name of ‘Jur’ (the name no longer carrying with it its former insult), but among themselves they are still the Jo Luo. 2), but consistently call themselves Luwo. Tucker also reports that the Thuri (or ‘Shatt’, as he also calls them) split from the Luwo during that time and settled west of them, where they basically lived from hunting and farming.
In eastern Luwo, voicing includes spirantisation, so that the root-final consonant is realised as a non-phonemic fricative [x, ɣ], as in the following example, where the word-final plosive in ‘go’ undergoes external sandhi: Chapter 2. away:ven:if=3sg ‘again s/he returned’ C. Loss of labialisation As a result of fronting, labialised plosives lose their labialised quality when a stem receives a suffix with a vowel /i, ɪ/. This happens when a causative verb stem is constructed, or a noun receives a 2sg possessive pronoun suffix.
25) ʔɔ̀ɔ̀r ‘brother’ → ʔɔ̀↑ɔ̀r-á [ʔɔ́ɔr̀ á] ‘my brother’ A new high tone cannot superficially be distinguished from an original one. 26) /lɛ́ɛ̀m/ ‘jaws’ /yɪ́ɛr̀ / ‘hair’ Such a tone pattern could have resulted out of the spreading of a floating tone which remains from a formerly segmental, high tone plural suffix. Such suffixes are still productive, such as in dɛ́l-nɛ́ ‘skins’, but some of these markers seem to have been reduced segmentally in other contexts (see Chapters 5 and 6). If the originally low CVVC stem is followed by a floating high tone, its tonal pattern changes into a falling one, hence */lɛ̀ɛm ̀ -′/ → /lɛ́ɛm ̀ / ‘jaws’.