Download e-book for kindle: A Grammar of Kulina (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Stefan Dienst

By Stefan Dienst

This e-book 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 country of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language kinfolk. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a posh verbal morphology that's mostly agglutinating with a few situations of fusion. The language has noun sessions and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partially ruled via problematic grammatical ideas and partly 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 varied aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme as a result of Grassmann's legislations, a dissimilation procedure identified from Sanskrit and old Greek. The e-book includes Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, time-honored nouns for crops and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the starting place of mortgage words.

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