skip to main content

Sound Change in The Japanese Numeral Quantifiers

Universitas Teknologi Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Citation Format:
This research deals with the sound change of Japanese numeral quantifiers. The data were collected through introspection method and by asking Japanese native speakers as verifiers. The data were identified in order to investigate which numerals have the potential to undergo some sound change. They were then analyzed phonemically and some phonetically as well. The data analysis focused on the segmental elements and it was conducted synchronically. The results show that there are some processes of and reasons underlying the sound change in the Japanese numeral quantifiers. The most common process of the sound change is assimilation, especially regressive assimilation. Meanwhile, the reasons underlying the sound change are the presence of sound co-articulation, phonotactics in Japanese that prevents any consonant clusters except /QC/ and /NC/, devoicing of high vowel /i/, and to comply with the construction of similar numerals.
Fulltext View|Download

Article Metrics:

  1. Iida, Asako. 2004. Kazoekata no Jiten. Japan: Shoogakukan
  2. Irwin, Mark. 2005. “Rendaku-Based Lexical Hierachies in Japanese: The Behaviour of Sino-Japanese Mononoms in Hybrid Noun Compounds”. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Vol.14 No.2, pp.121-153
  3. Irwin, Mark. 2009. “Prosodie Size and Rendaku Immunity”. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Vol.18 No.3, pp.179-196
  4. Kishida, Yasuhiro. 1997. “Nihongo no Josuushi ni Tsuite: Bunrui no Saikoo to Kihon Gainen”. Nihongo-Nihongo Bunka Dai 23Goo, Kenkyuu Ronbun Osaka University, pp.13-37
  5. Kridalaksana, Harimurti. 2008. Cetakan kedua Edisi Keempat (Cetakan pertama tahun 1982). Kamus Linguistik. Jakarta : Gramedia
  6. Mano, Miho. 2012. “Compositional Mechanisms of Japanese Numeral Classifiers”. Di dalam 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation pages 620–625
  7. Marsono. 2013. Cetakan ketujuh. Cetakan pertama 1986. Fonetik. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press
  8. Okada, Hideo. 1999. “Japanese”. Handbook of the International Phonetic Association. UK: Cambridge University Press
  9. Poedjosoedarmo, Soepomo. 1998. “Pengaruh Urutan Frasa pada Perwujudan Frasa dan Kata”. Makalah pada Pertemuan Ilmiah Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia (PIBSI) XX se-DIY dan Jawa Tengah. Yogyakarta: 7-8 Oktober
  10. Poedjosoedarmo, Soepomo. 2006. “Perubahan Tata Bahasa: Penyebab, Proses dan Akibatnya”. Makalah pada Pidato Pengukuhan Guru Besar Ilmu Linguistik pada Fakultas Sastra Universitas Sanata Dharma, 20 Maret 2006 di Yogyakarta
  11. Tsujimura, Natsuko. 1996. An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics. UK: Blackwell Publishers Inc
  12. Vance, Timothy J. 1982. “On the Origin of Voicing Alternation in Japanese Consonants”. Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol 102, No.2, pp.333-341
  13. Vance, Timothy J. 2008. The Sounds of Japanese. UK: Cambridge University Press
  14. Verhaar, J.W.M. 2004. Cetakan keempat. Cetakan Pertama tahun 1996. Asas-Asas Linguistik Umum. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press
  15. Yamamoto, Kasumi dan Keil, Frank. 2000. ”The Acquisition of Japanese Numeral Classifiers: Linkage between Grammatical Forms and Conceptual Categories”. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 379-409

Last update:

No citation recorded.

Last update: 2023-12-06 10:35:40

No citation recorded.