Available Online: 23 August 2021
Borong, Norlyn L.*
Southern Leyte State University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study aimed to find out the morphological variations of the dialects of the selected town of the fifth district of Leyte, Western Leyte. This study utilized a descriptive design wherein the researcher used two kinds of instruments. This study involved 125 respondents who were purposely selected according to age and location. Results revealed that the language of the selected town on the fifth district of Leyte, Western Leyte were composed of the root word, affixes, and repetition. There were 3 morphophonemic changes occurred: phonemic change, the omission of phonemes, and metathesis. It was found out that the following phonemes were freely exchanging vice versa without changing the words meaning such as; /l-w/, /m-n/, /i-a/ /a-u/, /l-k/, /s-l/, /r-n/, /r/, /d/, /r-h/, /g-s/, /u-i/, /h-k/, /s-t/, /j-y/, /w-t/ and /s-l/. Also, the study showed that in morphophonemic change there were phonemes that can exchange its position called metathesis. There was a morphological variation of the dialect of the selected towns of the fifth district of Leyte, Western Leyte. It was suggested that there will be a phonological study so that Western Leyte people can recognize suprasegmental phoneme variation.
Keywords: phonetic change, metathesis, mother tongue, omission of phonemes
Cite this article:
Borong, N. L. (2021). Morphological variations of languages in selected towns of the Fifth District of Leyte. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(13), 109-115. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a058