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User talk:Adam Peter Pazzack

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I want to look at componding in Dagbani. I tried entering the data and sometimes I find it difficult segmenting the morphemes. For instance, chechebara can be segmented as

cheche + ba+ ra.


bicycle rider

In a sentence like

O ba cheche.

3SG.SBJ ride-PAST bicle-OBJ

S/he rode a bicycle.

I can form a compound out of the VP 'cheche 'bicycle' and verb ba 'ride' later I add the agentive marker '-ra' to form chechebara' bicycle rider.

We also have NN compounds like

daabia 'trader' is consist of

da-a + bi-a market-SG child-SG trader

na-a + bi-a => nabia chief-SG child prince

We also have VV compounds

kpi + yi => kpiinyi die go out walking dead

Here the vowel in the compound is doubled and epenthetic nasal is inserted.

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