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.
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 Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-429-4 library binding
vi + 241 pages
publication date: 2009
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA