Part II: Siwu

Part II provides general ethnographic and linguistic background information on Siwu, the language from which most of the primary data in this thesis is drawn. Siwu is a pervasively ideophonic language spoken in the linguistic region where ideophone systems were first described. The sketch grammar included in this part is one of the first publicly available sources on the morphosyntax of Siwu.

  1. The Mawu, Kawu, and Siwu
    Supplements: pictures, maps, and background information
  2. Grammatical preliminaries
    Supplements: none
  3. Ideophones in Siwu
    Supplements: audio clips illustrating the five main ideophonic constructions