Fonologia segmental preliminar da língua fula da Guiné-Bissau

by de Sousa, Ricardo Washington

Abstract (Summary)
This essay has an objective, which is a showing concerning to Fula language fromGuinea-Bissau. Firstly there is a description about its geographic space, its population and itslinguistic family. Next it deals with the central focus of this essay: the phonologic segmentalanalysis of this language. There is an analysis about its vowel and consonant sounds, and theidentification of its syllabic standards.The methodology adopted for this research was a field work with a native fulaspeaker, which pronounced the requested words to being recorded for posterior analysis. Then abibliographic analysis was done, mainly with COUTO (1994, 1995 E 1996), SILVA (1999) andWEISS (1988), to identifying and explain the phonological factors of this language.The researched language shows seven oral vowels /a,e,?,i,o,?,u/ and five nasalvowels /ã,?,?,õ,?/. The consonants are 19 /p,b,t,d,k,g,?,?,f,s,z,?,?,h,?,m,n,?,l/ and there is asemivowels couple, /w/ e /j/. The silabic standarts are five: CV, CVC, VV, V e VC, organized byoccurrence.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Dioney Moreira Gomes; Poliana Maria Alves; Josênia Antunes Vieira; Hildo Honorio do Couto

School:Universidade de Brasília

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:phonology vowels consonants Guinea-Bissau


Date of Publication:06/11/2007

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