The morpho-phonology of accusative and genitive case in Barguzin Buryat
Keywords:Buryat, phonology, case, epenthesis
AbstractIn this paper, I explore an aspect of the morpho-phonology of accusative and genitive case in the Barguzin dialect of Buryat. While most case suffixes in this language are straightforward, accusative and genitive case display considerable complexity. I argue that these cases are subject to a particular phonological alignment constraint, which motivates the inclusion of an epenthetic morpheme in some cirumstances. I go on to relate this analysis to several other details about these cases, several of which remain to be explained in future work.
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