Articles by Author: Yeshnee Naidoo

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  1. Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in a multiracial female population in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

    Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in a multiracial female population in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objective: Vitamin D deficiency is a global health issue affecting many countries, especially those in temperate climates. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency and level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in females categorised...
  2. Distinctive feature theory: from the linear to the nonlinear. An application to Isizulu

    Distinctive feature theory: from the linear to the nonlinear. An application to Isizulu

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    During the last century distinctive feature theory evolved from a linear to a nonlinear framework. At present experimental phonetics plays a vital role in furthering the evolution of distinctive feature theory. This paper traces the development of distinctive feature theory...
  3. The palatalisation process in isiZulu revisited

    The palatalisation process in isiZulu revisited

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Palatalisation is a linguistic process occurring in many languages. This process has been the subject of much debate. With reference to the Nguni languages, palatalisation has been discussed by, among others, Doke (1926), Herbert (1977), Khumalo (1987 & 1988) and...
  4. The duration of the affricate /ts/ in Zulu: an experimental investigation

    The duration of the affricate /ts/ in Zulu: an experimental investigation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The description of phonological processes in Zulu has traditionally been based on impressionistic observations. In keeping with the trend of laboratory phonology, where phonological descriptions are experimentally verified, this article investigates the intrusive stop formation process (or affrication as it...
  5. A qualitative and quantitative study of Zulu affricates

    A qualitative and quantitative study of Zulu affricates

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Using a speech-processing platform, PRAAT1 (Boersma & Weenink, 1992), this article presents the qualitative and quantitative results of an experimental investigation into Zulu affricates. In so doing, it confirms the classification of /k1', d3 t∫', ts'/ and /φf', cbv, ts',...
  6. Integrating phonetics and phonology in the description of the intrusive stop formation process in Zulu

    Integrating phonetics and phonology in the description of the intrusive stop formation process in Zulu

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The history of linguistics is characterized by competing frameworks and a generally dichotomous relationship between phonetics and phonology. While the study of phonetics was scientifically informed, phonology tended to be based on impressionistic observations. This dichotomous relationship has often hindered...
  7. A re-evaluation of the Zulu implosive [ɓ]

    A re-evaluation of the Zulu implosive [ɓ]

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    In the course of experimental study of related linguistic areas, Traill, Khumalo and Fridjhon (1987), Giannini and Toscano (1988) and Best, McRoberts and Goodell (2001) suggest that the classification of [ɓ] as an implosive in Zulu is not accurate as...
  8. Note on an invasion of intertidal zoanthid colonies by a chaetopterid polychaete at Park Rynie Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Note on an invasion of intertidal zoanthid colonies by a chaetopterid polychaete at Park Rynie Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    At Park Rynie Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa, four species of zoanthids were invaded by a sand-tube building polychaete Mesochaetopterus minutus. It is a small polychaete about 15 mm long, which occurs gregariously in dense masses of sandy...