Phonological Adaptation of Borrowed Terms in Duramazwi reMimhanzi

  • Gift Mheta Department of Linguistics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Republic of South Africa
  • William Zivenge African Languages Research Institute, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Keywords: ADOPTION, ADAPTATION, EPENTHESIS, CONSONANT, LEXICOGRAPHY, MUSIC, PHONEME, PHONOLOGY, SUBSTITUTION, VOWEL

Abstract

Abstract: This article analyses the phonological characteristics of Shona musical terms borrowed from English. It discusses the phonological processes that take place when words are borrowed directly or indi-rectly from English. Essentially, the article analyses the adoption and adaptation of Shona loan-words at phonological level. It draws examples from the dictionary of Shona musical terms Duramazwi reMimhanzi (2005). This exploration of loan-word adaptation enhances the understanding of the phonological changes that the musical terms undergo during the borrowing process.
Section
Lexikonotas/Lexiconotes