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Moro Noun Class Morphology
George Gibbard, Hannah Rohde, and Sharon Rose
106-117 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper presents a description of the noun class system in the understudied Kordofanian language Moro. The authors identify a set of class prefixes and concord consonants which comprise the noun class system and list semantic regularities when present. Vowel-initial nouns present analytic difficulties, as some vowels in initial syllables undergo reduction and deletion. The authors conclude that there are (1) vowel prefixes and (2) vowel-initial stems for which the original consonant in the singular class prefix has been lost diachronically.

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Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation
edited by Masangu Matondo, Fiona Mc Laughlin, and Eric Potsdam
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