G Wi Language

G Wi Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. G wi or G ui is a Khoisan language of Botswana with 2,500 speakers. It is part of the G ana-G wi dialect cluster of the Tshu-Khwe family, and is closely related to Naro. G wi has 24 simple click consonants, plus consonant clusters or contours involving clicks. As with many of the Tshu-Khwe languages, clicks have lost some of their importance under the influence of neighboring Bantu languages. Many words which previously began with clicks have lost them over the past few centuries in G wi. G wi has been described with both velar and uvular clicks. However, the uvular part of the 'uvular' clicks is due to a uvular consonant after the click release. Altogether there are thirteen such accompaniments, or effluxes; all 52 possible clicks are found. Except for the lack of a bilabial click release, this inventory is nearly identical to that of H .show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136766191
  • 9786136766195