LITERAL VARIATIONS OF THE CONSONANTS /R/ AND /RR/ IN THE TIME FRAME 1996-2016Journal: Journal Association 1901 SEPIKE (Vol.1, No. 16)
Publication Date: 2017-03-31
Authors : Rovena Mera;
Page : 42-50
Keywords : standard; pairs in the system; contrasting /r-rr/; literal and ideal variations;
The aim of our research is the understanding of different ways the Albanian language vibrant phonemes /r/ and /rr/ are actualized in colloquial speech in the time frame of twenty years, 1996-2016. The study was centered on the variations of the two Albanian language phonemes /r/ and /rr/ in different levels of speech in Albanian language. Since colloquial speech has been the main focus of the study, the basis of the research were the different ways the Albanian vibrant consonants are actualized in the spoken language of some towns in the South of Albania, such as, Korca, Berat, Vlora and Tirana (capital city of Albania). The field research was guided by the study principles of urban dialectology and the factual information was collected by canvassing. The questionnaire contained open-ended questions entailing that interviewees would render desired information; in general their responses provided the required words, mainly those containing phoneme /rr/, in its initial or subvocal position. In order to be effective in achieving our intention we chose these Albanian language words; birra, gorricë, arra, rrap, Durrës, racë. The interviewer asked the question orally while listening attentively the pronunciation of the vibrant phonemes in the premeditated word.
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