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Lilurudun Pegi  (accentuation rules)

 

Sun dimurei lidan Garifuna barütu aban dügüdaguaü tuwougua, anihein amuri barüti pegi 

(amuri fiúwati) ; anihein giñe amuri manügünti pegi (amuri máfiurúnti)  Ámuñeguéinarügü fulasu le ñein lubei liyabin amuri.  Lun mérengun lan lalihóunua lidan iñeñei Garifuna lunti lasubudirúniwa lilurudun apegihóuni Garifunou, Anhein afalarúa lúrudu le, lafurendeiruba abürühóuni luma alihóuni Garifunóu.. Anuhán fararaguaü to luwagutu lóuserun pegi.  

The words in the Garifuna language as in many languages have a stress sound in them. Some words are to be marked (orthographic accent), with an accent mark (pegi) on the syllable where the stress is located, and some are (prosodic accent) not marked.

 

 Dimurei biama tafareinha:  

Words with two syllables

 

barütumutu tibeagei amuri luagu furumien lafareinha, 

The majority of two-syllables words carry the stress on the first syllable in this case the accent mark is not applicable. 

 

KÉIBURI / EXAMPLE:

duna, numa, louba, lidan, lougien, bere, lala, erei, eiga, dübü, nehu, teiga. 

 

 

 

    1. Dan ti le barütani amuri luagu libiaman tafareinha, luni lafidirún aban pegi luagu libiaman lafareinha dimurei.

When the stress sounds on the second syllable, then it should be marked with the /‘/ pegi symbol.

 

KÉIBURI / EXAMPLE:

Numá, lubá, beré, Lalá, budún, mudún, sará, faníe, tapóu, geléin, Teigá, fulún, Chugú.

 

  1. Dimurei Ürüwa tafareinha:

(Words with three syllables)

 

  1. Dan le üruwañoun lan lun lubaruaguóun, barütumutu tibeagei dimurei amuri luagu libiama tarareinhamíchugunti pegi tuagu ladüga le tugía gíriboun (amuri fiyuwatu)

On three or more syllables word the default stress falls on the second syllable, therefore it does not require an accent mark (pegi).

 

KÉIBURI / EXAMPLE:

abelura, aganba, dimurei, uwenedu, benebu, damuriguaü, faluma, adibiri, huraraü, afanseha, abadiragüléi, ruguma.

 

  1. Dan ti le barütani amuri lidan amu ubaraü, lafidiruba pegi  (amuri bürüwati)

In cases when the stress falls on the first, third, forth, etc.  then an accent mark is required.

KÉIBURI / EXAMPLE:

féndanu, fígiedu, dúmula, éigagua, róunuti, dínguti, ínchahagülei, yágüri, ímirahagülei, sáwara-wara, géigusi, dábula, dáüguaü.   

 

    1. gayarati líchugúniwa lougien aban pegi tuagu dimurei to gíbetu tafareinha.  

Some long words can carry more than one accent mark (pegi) 

 

KÉIBURI / EXAMPLE:

áfarahóuwagülei, ínchuahaní, líchugúniwa.  

 

  1. anihein giñe dan siñá lan lafidirúniwa pegi tuagu dimurei to anügütu “gáguti” /ü/ lidan lubara pegi. 

 there are times that the word qualifies for an accent mark but the /ü/ occupies the space, then the accent mark is omitted.

 

KÉIBURI / EXAMPLE:

 dügü  


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