A Descriptive and Syntactic Analysis of Àhàn Pronouns

Abstract

This paper examines pronouns in Àhàn, a language spoken in the Southwest Nigeria, specifically in Òmùò-Èkìtì, Ekiti East Local Government Area. In this language, the tone born by a pronoun is conditioned by the environment where it occurs. In other words, a first person pronoun subject can be a high, mid or a low tone. We also observe that in this language, pronoun can change its morphological form when it occurs in a particular syntactic environment as against the other. We shall also show, in the paper that pronouns in Àhàn inflect for tense.

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Akanbi, T. (2014) A Descriptive and Syntactic Analysis of Àhàn Pronouns. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 4, 664-675. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2014.45057.

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