A Grammar of Kulina (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) - download pdf or read online

By Stefan Dienst

ISBN-10: 3110339684

ISBN-13: 9783110339680

This publication is a reference grammar of Kulina, an Amazonian language spoken in Brazil and Peru. The dialect defined through the writer is spoken at the top Purus River within the Brazilian kingdom of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language family members. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a posh verbal morphology that is mostly agglutinating with a few situations of fusion. The language has noun periods and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partially ruled by way of complex grammatical ideas and partially pragmatically pushed. There are 3 kinds of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter class in simple terms applies to a few kinship nouns, whereas others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, yet diverse aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme as a result of Grassmann's legislation, a dissimilation method identified from Sanskrit and old Greek. The publication includes Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, popular nouns for vegetation and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the starting place of mortgage words.

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