A phonetic analysis of Drenjongke: A first critical assessment

Namgyal, Kunzang; Seunghun J., Lee; van Driem, George; Kawahara, Shigeto (2020). A phonetic analysis of Drenjongke: A first critical assessment. Indian linguistics : journal of the Linguistic Society of India, 81(1-2), pp. 1-14. Linguistic Society of India

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Drenjongke or Bhutia is a Trans-Himalayan language spoken in Sikkim. This paper presents the phonetics of the sound system of Drenjongke. In consonants, devoiced plosives and voiceless nasals are described, and for the vowels nasalised vowels and vowel length are further described. After a succinct description of tone and syllable structures, a Drenjongke version of the text ‘The North Wind and the Sun’ is presented. Recordings of all example words are available.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

van Driem, George

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISSN:

0378-0759

Publisher:

Linguistic Society of India

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sonja Latscha

Date Deposited:

21 May 2021 09:54

Last Modified:

21 May 2021 09:54

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/156142

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/156142

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