Salisu Garba (PhD), Hassan Usman Gadaka


This research investigates and describes the consonant variations in Gudi and Yaya dialects of Ngamo language within the framework of generative phonology. Unstructured interview and personal observation are used as method of data collection for the study. The paper reveals that the major consonant variations observed between Gudi and Yaya dialects are prenasalization, metathesis, consonant germination, consonant dissimilation, palatalization, depalatalization and delateralization. Issues on underline structures and phonological rules of the processes are also discussed as pieces of evidence of the variations between the two dialects.


Study, Consonant Variations, Gudi Dialect, Yaya Dialect, Ngamo Language.

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