LINGUIST List 6.1370

Fri Oct 6 1995

Sum: Runyankore

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Message 1: Runyankore Summary

Date: Thu, 05 Oct 1995 10:56:08 Runyankore Summary
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Subject: Runyankore Summary

Material on Runyankore provided by Lee S. Bickmore,,
Torsten Jepsen,, and Dave Odden,

[Rukiga and Runyankore are dialects of the same language. Nkore; Nyankore;
Ankole, Runyakore; Kiga, C(h)iga, Rukiga, Ruc(h)iga -- and variants
where <r> is replaced by <l> should be searched for in dbs.]

Davis, M. B. (1952). A Lunyoro-Lunyankole-English &
English-Lunyoro-Lunyankole Dictionary, London: Macmillan.

Grundzuge der Grammatik der Sprache von Karagwe und Nkole in
Deutsch-Ostafrika, Zeitschrift fur afrikanische und oceanische Sprachen
(ZAOS) 4: 366-382 (1898), 5: 1-15 (1900).

Johnson, Lawrence (1976) "Devoicing, tone, and stress in Runyankore", in
Studies in Bantu Tonology, L. Hyman (ed), SCOPIL No 3.

Morris, H. F. (1958) "Some aspects of Runyankole", Uganda Journal 27: 54-63.

Morris, H. F. (1964) : The Heroic Recitations of the Bahima of Ankole,
Oxford University Press, London

Morris, Henry Francis & B.E.R. Kirwan (1957) : A Runyankore Grammar, East
African Literature Bureau, Kampala/Nairobi. xxv, 253 p., [2] folded leaves
of plates : ill. ; 19 cm. Eagle language study series.

Ohly, R. (1982): "Stress Assimilation of Swahili Oriental Loanwords in
Runyankore", Kiswahili 50, 93-97

Taylor, C. (1959) A Simplified Runyankore-Rukiga-English and
English-Runyankore-Rukiga Dictionary. Eagle Press, Kampala.

Taylor, C. (1966) : A Linguistic Study of the Name of Persons, Places,
Flora and Fauna in Nkore-Kiga, Ph.D. Thesis, University of London,

Taylor, C. (1967) : "Kinship Terms in Nkore-Kiga (Uganda)," African
Language Review, Vol. 6, 26-31

Taylor, C.V. (1972) : "Some Functions of the Initial Vowel in Nkore-Kiga,"
Linguistics, 79, 73-82

Taylor, C.V. (1977) : "Presuppositional Clauses in Nkore-Kiga," in Kotey,
P.F.A & H. Der-Houssikian (eds.) Language and Linguistic problems in
Africa, Hornbeam Press, Columbia, 249-255

Taylor, Charles V. (1985, c. 1984) : Nkore-Kiga, Croom Helm, London ISBN

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