The Unique Vowel Play for Negative Quantifier in Javanese Reduplication
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- phonology, reduplication, syllable structure, geminate
Native speakers of a given language, including Javanese, may not be aware of their detail language system. This is due to the fact that they are able to use their first language through natural process of language transmission from care givers and members of community. Furthermore, it seems that they are given a talent to produce strange expressions automatically, for instances, mloka mlaku vs. mlaku mlaku, ngguya ngguyu vs. ngguyu ngguyu. This paper is intended to reveal how the reduplication system for negative quantifier works in Javanese language when phonology is taken into account. Descriptive qualitative is applied with documentation and interview. The findings suggest that the occurrence of reduplication system for negative quantifier is predictable. Firstly, the words are reflected regressively from the source of the word. Secondly, the nucleus of the last syllable must be a vowel as the default. Thirdly, the nucleus of the first syllable is kept as it is, except a vowel. Whenever a is the nucleus of the first syllable, it is changed into o vowel. Thus, these predictable phonological mechanisms allow Javanese native speakers produce negative quantifiers correctly, yet unconsciously.
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TY - CONF AU - Slamet Setiawan AU - Ayunita Leliana PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - The Unique Vowel Play for Negative Quantifier in Javanese Reduplication BT - Proceedings of Social Sciences, Humanities and Economics Conference (SoSHEC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 75 EP - 80 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-17.2018.15 DO - 10.2991/soshec-17.2018.15 ID - Setiawan2017/10 ER -