The Status of [h] and [ʔ] in the Sistani Dialect of Miyankangi
2009 (English)In: Iranian Journal of Applied Language Studies, ISSN 2008-5494, Vol. 1, no 1, 80-999 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this article is to determine the phonemic status of [h] and [ʔ] in the Sistani dialect of Miyankangi. Auditory tests applied to the relevant data show that [ʔ] occurs mainly in word-initial position, where it stands in free variation with Ø. The only place where [h] is heard is in Arabic and Persian loanwords, and only by some speakers who are educated and/or have lived in urban centres, where inhabitants are in closer touch with Persian than in rural areas. The sound [h] also occurs in the pronunuciation of some Arabic loanwords where it replaces the glottal plosive, particularly in word medial, intervocalic position. The investigation shows that neither [ʔ] nor [h] have phonemic status in the Sistani dialect of Miyankangi at present, but that more intense contact with Persian may change this state in the future, particularly for [h].
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zahedan: University of Sistan and Baluchestan , 2009. Vol. 1, no 1, 80-999 p.
[h], [ʔ], phonemic value, Sistani dialect of Miyankangi, Persian, loanwords
Specific Languages Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Iranian Languages; Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-111318OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-111318DiVA: diva2:280461
ProjectsIranian Minority Languages, Carina Jahani et al.