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By George van Driem

ISBN-10: 3110112825

ISBN-13: 9783110112825

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Rc?! ', ku-ba-nl hckkc habha 'His habit is just like that', kcmiq hen? amii7 Gra*m Baha-dur 'What is your name? - My name is Gräm Bahadur'. The dual and plural pronouns anchi-, anchige-, ani-, anige-, khcnchi-, kheni- and khunchi- are prefixed integrally to the noun they modify, eg. o· 'in ourP e village', khunchi-mcnda? 'their goat'. Infrequently, the singular prefixes are used together with a non-singular pronoun of the same person, eg. anige a-mba-nulle kheni kc-mba kappo'ba co-k (wePe my-father-than youP your s -father older be) 'YourP father is older than ourP e father'.

2. Allophones 7 /r/ lamino-alveolar trill word-Initially: only in the loans rums?! 'handkerchief', rupi 'rupl-bird', ray 'colour'. syllable-initially in word-internal position: eg. kho'mre·? 'peach tree', samrippa 'silhouette', syllable-finally: in loans, eg. pi· r 'suffering', pardzo-kma? 'be situated', and in the onomatopoea phirli· 'whirling'. ] Consonants - loan phonemes /g/ unaspirated voiced dorso-velar plosive occurs in the loans ga-ro· 'wall', go· 11 'bullet' and gundrl (often [kundrl]) 'straw mat'.

No... yes, it's someone who looks like him. 3. ma? 'appear' and co'kma? attributive 'to be'. Free forms of the bound colour roots are formed by affixation of the discontinuous colour affix to these colour morphs. The resultant free forms can occur both as nouns and as adjectives. ku-mak-la ku-bho-ra ku-hct-la ku-hik-la black white red green 24 2. Nominal morphology (9) a-him-min kubhora co'k. kc-him-min my-house-ABS white be. yours-house-ABS kuhctla-kuhctla co'k. red--red be My house is white.

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