A Grammar of Tamashek Tuareg by Jeffrey Heath

By Jeffrey Heath

This can be a accomplished description of Tamashek Tuareg spoken in Mali. The kinds coated during this quantity are these of Tamashek within the slender experience, apart from Tawellemett yet together with the opposite Malian kinds (Goundam, Timbuktu, Gao, Ansongo, Kidal, and the Gourma quarter south of the Niger River together with Gosi and the outskirts of Hombori).

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22) Alternations of s and Geminated zz gloss s form(s) zz form(s) a. 'be sold' PerfP -ansa- VblN e-naezz LoImpfP -ηάζζ- (-ndss-) b. 'pardon' PerfP -ansaVblN t-e-naesse LoImpfP -ηάζζ- (-ndss-) PI VblN t-i-ηόζζ (t-i-nass) c. 'fly (insect')' PI es-αη (T-ka) Sg ezz (ess) [PI also ezz-αη, ess-an] d. 'age-mate' asi verb zuyya-t 'coincide' (Imprt) e. 'butcher' PerfP -osa- VblN azz (ass) f. b), we get s when clustered with preceding n. When the sibilant is geminated (LoImpfP), we get zz varying with ss.

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B), we get s when clustered with preceding n. When the sibilant is geminated (LoImpfP), we get zz varying with ss. The VblN e-naizz seems to have consistent zz. The VblN t-e-naesse 'pardon(ing)' has ss in spite of gemination, but zz varies with ss in the ablaut PI. c) the sibilant is always geminated in the Sg (unaccented ezz, ess, Ansongo Gourma accented ess). The PI, if formed by simple suffixation, retains this geminate (ess-asn, ezz-asn). However, I also recorded a sibilant 3. e. Sg ezz but PI es-αη with ungeminated s (and full α suggesting contraction from /esi-aen/, cf.

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