Article published in:The Form of Structure, the Structure of Form: Essays in honor of Jean Lowenstamm
Edited by Sabrina Bendjaballah, Noam Faust, Mohamed Lahrouchi and Nicola Lampitelli
[Language Faculty and Beyond 12] 2014
► pp. 163–176
Regularities in irregular Chaha verbs
This paper demonstrates that the most irregular verb stems of Chaha display striking communalities, and argues that this lends support to a root-and-template based analysis of Semitic word formation. It derives the irregularities by pairing the root with the Perfective, Imperfective or Imperative patterns which, according to Prunet & Banksira (1996), can be either long or short, and their interactions with subject suffixes. It proposes a unique UR for each aspect and accounts for the alternations using four morphophonological rules dubbed A-Raising, Final y-Labialization, Final y‑Deletion, and Quadrisyllabic Shortening.
Published online: 17 December 2014
Banksira, Degif P.
To appear. “Chaha Labialization and Palatalization as Coalescence.” Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics (BAALL).
Hetzron, Robert, and Habte Mariam Marcos
McCarthy, John J.
Prunet, Jean-François, and Degif P. Banksira