Les marqueurs linguistiques de catégorisation sociale en godié
This article discusses the categorization of people and objects lasses in the Godié society. In Godié, categorization of people and objects is done through classes suffixes. These are the suffixes of nominal classes here called categorization markers. These markers are five. They are: -kpá, -tɨ̀tɤ̅, -fɔ́, -có and -ɓí. They convey various semantic values. -fɔ́, -ɓí and -có markers are joined to names of people. They help in categorizing people according to their origin or their provenance in Godié society. -tɨ̀tɤ̅ and -kpá, evoke the idea of group. Apart from these markers, the possessives n̅ and ná also have a role to categorize people in the relationship of filiation or alliance.
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