Godié language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Godié)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
RegionIvory Coast
Native speakers
(26,000 cited 1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3god

The Godié language is a Kru language spoken by the Godié people in the south-west and central-west of Ivory Coast. It is one of the dialects of the Bété language, In 1993, the language had 26,400 native speakers


Godié spelling is based on the rules of The Orthographic Conventions for Ivorian Languages created by the Institut de linguistique appliquée (ILA) of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny.[3] This convention has had revisions.[4]

Godié letters
a ä b c d e ë f g gh gw i ï ɩ j k kw l
m n ny nw ŋ o ö ɔ p s t u ü ʋ w y z

The tone is indicated with an apostrophe for the high tone and the minus sign for the low tone before the syllable


  1. ^ Godié at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Godie". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Sassongo, Silué (2002). The Orthographic Conventions for Ivorian Languages. Cape Town. pp. 117–132. ISBN 1919799664.
  4. ^ Egner, Inge (2015). Discourse Features of Godié Narrative. SIL International. p. 112. Retrieved 2 February 2019.

Lingusitic literature[edit]

  • Marchese, Lynell. "On the role of conditionals in Godie procedural discourse." Coherence and Grounding in Discourse (1987): 263-280.
  • Marchese, Lynell. "Subordinate clauses as topics in Godie." Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 7 (1977): 157-164.
  • Marchese, Lynell. "Tense innovation in the Kru language family." Studies in African linguistics 15, no. 2 (1984): 189ff.