Phonological Adaptation of Borrowed Terms in Duramazwi reMimhanzi

This article analyses the phonological characteristics of Shona musical terms borrowed from English. It discusses the phonological processes that take place when words are borrowed directly or indi-rectly from English. Essentially, the article analyses the adoption and adaptation of Shona loan-words...

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Published in: Lexikos Vol. 19
Main Authors: Gift Mheta, William Zivenge
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal-WAT 10-01-2011
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Summary: This article analyses the phonological characteristics of Shona musical terms borrowed from English. It discusses the phonological processes that take place when words are borrowed directly or indi-rectly from English. Essentially, the article analyses the adoption and adaptation of Shona loan-words at phonological level. It draws examples from the dictionary of Shona musical terms Duramazwi reMimhanzi (2005). This exploration of loan-word adaptation enhances the understanding of the phonological changes that the musical terms undergo during the borrowing process.
ISSN: 1684-4904
2224-0039
DOI: 10.5788/19-0-188