Lecture | This Time for Africa! Series
Issues raised and issues solved by homorganic nasals in Baga Pukur (Atlantic)
- Friday 17 June 2022
- This Time for Africa!
2311 BD Leiden
Baga Pukur (bcg) is an Atlantic language spoken by a few hundred people in two villages of Guinea. It features clusters of homorganic nasal + consonant, i.e. of consonants preceded by a nasal articulated at the same place of articulation, e.g. [mb], [nd], [ŋg]. In this talk, I will address a few issues that are raised by these clusters: are they phonological? Do they have several phonetic realizations? How can we determine the underlying form of N? How can we account for the limits of their distribution? Answers to some of these questions will show how homorganic nasals are also key to understanding some aspects of the morphology of Baga Pukur.