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By Philomena Dol

ISBN-10: 0858835738

ISBN-13: 9780858835733

Maybrat is a Papuan language that is spoken within the important quarter of the Bird's Head Peninsula , Papua Province , Indonesia . although it really is one of many better neighborhood languages in Papua Province when it comes to numbers of audio system, a entire grammar in this language has hitherto now not been published.

This booklet goals to provide an outline of the phonology, morphology and sy n tax of the Maybrat language because it is spoken by way of the folks of Ayawasi. preferably, this paintings can be utilized as a reference grammar: it offers information regarding an important structural and typological elements of Maybrat. With this in brain, the grammar is filled with illustrative examples concentrated round contrasts in shape and that means, that are mentioned within the textual content.

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18 Chapter 2 /muk/ /naf/ /xat/ [muk] [naf] [xat] ~ ~ ~ /´muk/ /´naf/ /´xat/ [´»muk] [´»naf] [´»xat] ‘rice mortar’ ‘sprout’ ‘fireplace’ An optional phoneme also occurs in the following forms of the structure CV|V(C), in which schwa is also optional word-initially. In these, the first V is invariably /i/: (3) /tia/ /tief/ /kiet/ [»tija] ~ [»tijEf] ~ [»kijEt] ~ /´tia/ /´tief/ /´kiet/ [´ti»ja] [´ti»jEf] [´ki»jEt] ‘how much’ ‘ground kangaroo’ ‘cloth’ The forms in (2) and (3) are exhaustive. 2 below).

3). 1). Phonology [N] voiced velar nasal [«ajaNk´»re] /aya mkre/ [ANk´»re] /amkre/ [A»Nkafu] /amkafu/ [si»Nkis] /simkis/ 23 ‘tributary’ (< aya ‘water’; kre ‘branch’) ‘sago leaf’ ( < a ‘liana’,11 kre ‘branch’) ‘merremia cf. o. 4). The velar nasal assimilates to the following velar stop resulting in a homorganic cluster. 1) which was affixed to the second member of the compound. A similar instance of a form with a possible remnant of an unmarked subject prefix is [»mpair] ‘place’ in which the subject prefix and the following stop are also homorganic.

3). 1). Phonology [N] voiced velar nasal [«ajaNk´»re] /aya mkre/ [ANk´»re] /amkre/ [A»Nkafu] /amkafu/ [si»Nkis] /simkis/ 23 ‘tributary’ (< aya ‘water’; kre ‘branch’) ‘sago leaf’ ( < a ‘liana’,11 kre ‘branch’) ‘merremia cf. o. 4). The velar nasal assimilates to the following velar stop resulting in a homorganic cluster. 1) which was affixed to the second member of the compound. A similar instance of a form with a possible remnant of an unmarked subject prefix is [»mpair] ‘place’ in which the subject prefix and the following stop are also homorganic.

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