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The Xitsonga murmured speech sounds and their representations in the Xitsonga orthography

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dc.contributor.advisor Phaswana, N. E.
dc.contributor.advisor Klu, E. K.
dc.contributor.advisor Chauke, M. T.
dc.contributor.author Shabangu, Sakie Isaac
dc.date 2016
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-20T06:20:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-20T06:20:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/653
dc.description MA
dc.description Department of Communication and Applied Language Studies
dc.description.abstract Orthographic symbols of languages represent specific speech sounds with their specific phonetic qualities. This research aimed at analysing orthographic representations of murmured speech sounds in the Xitsonga orthography. The qualitative approach was employed to examine the production of murmured speech sounds and their orthographic representations in Xitsonga. The analysis was based on data collected from interviews with speakers of the Xitsonga language, Xitsonga educators and lecturers who are themselves Xitsonga-speaking, Xitsonga authors and Xitsonga subject specialists, and also from existing literature by Xitsonga authors and language scholars. The study made recommendations that will help the development and revitalisation of the Xitsonga language and also benefit the speakers of the language as well as scholars and linguists. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (162 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Basic speech sounds en_US
dc.subject Bilabial and explosive consonants en_US
dc.subject complimentary features of explosive consonants en_US
dc.subject Nasal compounds en_US
dc.subject Phonemes en_US
dc.subject Phonetics en_US
dc.subject.ddc 496.3978152
dc.subject.lcsh Tsonga language -- Phonetiics.
dc.subject.lcsh Tsonga language -- Orthography and spelling
dc.subject.lcsh Phonetics.
dc.title The Xitsonga murmured speech sounds and their representations in the Xitsonga orthography en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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