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A grammar of Motuna (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) by Masayuki Onishi

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Vertical lines are drawn to show the segmentation. Each segment is a l l i g d with its phonemic &@on givenm u h e a t h .

Rule 2-3 Realisation of Archinasal N -> [m] 1 ,Labial Consonant [n] I - Coronal StopIRhotic - [m] [II] I - # Labial Consonant [IJ]I Elsewhere (transcribed as ng) (transcribed as ng) (transcribed as m ng) (transcribed as ng) - The worddphrases exemplified above are represented respectively as: honna (/hoNna/) - lhese wo facts that nasalisation of the preceding vowel occurs instead of [n] befom [s], and that the velsr nasal occurs in word-final position may suggest that the p~ferredtongue position to pronounce /N/ is in the back.

I will use this symbol when I discuss (morpho)phonemic processes; as is the case with /W. In other parts of my thesis I willLuse~e ofiographic representations m, n, and ng. The rules of the realisation of the archinasal /N/are su-sed below. These rules apply after all the morphophonemic processes discussed in Chs 4,8 and 13. = Rule 2-3 Realisation of Archinasal N -> [m] 1 ,Labial Consonant [n] I - Coronal StopIRhotic - [m] [II] I - # Labial Consonant [IJ]I Elsewhere (transcribed as ng) (transcribed as ng) (transcribed as m ng) (transcribed as ng) - The worddphrases exemplified above are represented respectively as: honna (/hoNna/) - lhese wo facts that nasalisation of the preceding vowel occurs instead of [n] befom [s], and that the velsr nasal occurs in word-final position may suggest that the p~ferredtongue position to pronounce /N/ is in the back.

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