Typological Features Template for Ewe
by Abigail Exornam Ayiglo
|Syllable Structure||The two basic syllable structure in Ewe are CV and CCV. Where it is CCV, the second consonant in the the cluster is always a liquid. Where words borrowed in the language have consonants clusters other than the permissible one in the language, the cluster is broken by either deleting one of the consonants or inserting a vowel between the consonants in the cluster. Also, when a borrowed word has a coda in the last syllable of a word, the coda is deleted or a final vowel is added to the word].|
|morphological classification (1)|
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|syntactic structure||The linear order of the Ewe NP → N (Adj) Det.|
|possession||There are a number of ways in which possession is marked in Ewe. Where a possessive pronoun is used, the possessed noun is juxtaposed to the pronoun. For the first person pronoun, the possessed precedes the possessive pronoun. However, if a any noun other than a possessive pronoun is used, the possessive marker, ƒe, occurs after the possessor and before the possessed noun.Also, whenever the possessed noun is a kingship term, the possessive marker, ƒe, is omitted. Here, the two nouns are juxtaposed to each other.
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