Syllabic inventory of a Western Naxi dialect, and correspondence with Joseph F. Rocks transcriptionsReport as inadecuate




Syllabic inventory of a Western Naxi dialect, and correspondence with Joseph F. Rocks transcriptions - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

1 LACITO - LACITO - Langues et civilisations tradition orale - UMR 7107 2 LPP - LPP - Laboratoire de Phontique et Phonologie - UMR 7018

Abstract : Naxi is a Sino-Tibetan language close to the Burmese-Yi subgroup; its precise genetic affiliation is still a matter of debate. After a short review of some earlier publications on Naxi, this paper offers new data the syllabic inventory of a Western Naxi dialect, based on first-hand fieldwork, and a guide to an older resource: the correspondences between our transcriptions and the script invented by the botanist-explorer- Joseph F. Rock are set out, offering a practical tool for deciphering the somewhat perplexing, idiosyncratic romanised transcription used in his Na-KhiEnglish Encyclopedic Dictionary, a book of historical importance in Naxi studies.

Rsum : Le naxi est une langue sino-tibtaine proche du sous-groupe birman-yi ; son affiliation gntique prcise demeure incertaine. Aprs un bref passage en revue de travaux existants sur la langue naxi, le prsent travail apporte des donnes nouvelles l-inventaire syllabique d-un dialecte occidental du naxi, fond sur des donnes recueillies de premire main, ainsi qu-un guide pour l-utilisation d-une publication dj ancienne : des correspondances sont tablies avec la notation romanise invente par Joseph Rock, explorateur-botaniste dont le Dictionnaire encyclopdique na-khianglais prsente une importance historique. Cet outil permet le dchiffrement de la transcription idiosyncratique de cet auteur.

Mots-cls : syllabe phonmatique Naxi na syllable phonemics Joseph Rock transcription





Author: Boyd Michailovsky - Alexis Michaud -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents