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The exotic nature of ideophones – from Khoekhoe to Xhosa

dc.contributor.authorAndrason, Alexanderen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-11T08:23:48Z
dc.date.available2019-03-11T08:23:48Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationAndrason, A. 2017. The exotic nature of ideophones – from Khoekhoe to Xhosa. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, 48:139-150, doi:10.5774/48-0-286
dc.identifier.citation2223-9936 (online)
dc.identifier.citation1027-3417 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5774/48-0-286
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105541
dc.descriptionCITATION: Andrason, A. 2017. The exotic nature of ideophones – from Khoekhoe to Xhosa. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, 48:139-150, doi:10.5774/48-0-286.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://spil.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractThe present paper analyzes the exoticness of Khoekhoe-sourced ideophones as a possible factor that stimulated the introduction of certain phonological novelties to the sound system of Xhosa. Having analyzed Khoekhoe-sourced ideophones of Xhosa for five exotic features postulated crosslinguistically (aberrant sounds and configurations of sounds, length, tones and harmony), the author concludes the following: due to their intense phonological exoticness and the crosslinguistic propensity for unaltered borrowing, Khoekhoe-sourced ideophones may have played a relevant role in the Khoekhoe-Xhosa transfer. The efficiency of this transfer seems to be correlated with the frequency of a given exotic feature in the donor Khoekhoe lexemes.en_ZA
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of Stellenbosch, Department of General Linguistics
dc.subjectNama languageen_ZA
dc.subjectIdeophoneen_ZA
dc.subjectXhosa languageen_ZA
dc.titleThe exotic nature of ideophones – from Khoekhoe to Xhosaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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