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La racine consonantique en amazighe : construit théorique ou réalité psychologique ?

Abstract : This article offers supporting evidence for the central role of the consonantal root in the Amazigh (Berber) morphophonology. The first piece of evidence is provided with two varieties of secret languages in Tashlhiyt, namely Taqjmit and Tagnawt. It is argued that the consonantal root along with the template are the basic units underlying morphological operations in these languages. Speakers are able to extract from the input forms only root consonants, and then disguise them by means of various operations, including affixation, gemination and reduplication. Further evidence in favour of the consonantal root is provided with labial dissilation and sibilant harmony. It is shown that the reciprocal and the agentive prefixes undergo labial dissimilation only when the root contains a labial consonant. No other labial segment, be it vocalic or affixal, triggers this process. Likewise, the causative prefix matches anteriority specifications of the sibilants contained within the root.
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Mohamed Lahrouchi. La racine consonantique en amazighe : construit théorique ou réalité psychologique ?. Asinag : revue scientifique et culturelle, Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe, 2018, La racine dans les langues chamito-sémitiques : nature et fonction, pp.135-150. ⟨halshs-01728023v2⟩



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