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By Jan van Eijk

ISBN-10: 0774806257

ISBN-13: 9780774806251

Provides an entire descriptive grammar of Lillooet, an indigenous Canadian language spoken in British Columbia. makes use of the classical structuralist way to provide an in depth research of the 3 significant features of the language sound method, notice constitution, and syntax and to provide an explanation for their functionality and p

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Offers a whole descriptive grammar of Lillooet, an indigenous Canadian language spoken in British Columbia. makes use of the classical structuralist solution to supply an in depth research of the 3 significant elements of the language sound procedure, observe constitution, and syntax and to give an explanation for their functionality and p

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Replacing *a?. For restrictions on a? and a? 2. ) Section 1. , k w ji? , VX'aj 'to bite' > s-X'aX'aj'-s 'to carry in one's mouth' (s- stative prefix, -s transitivizer). ' (3) There is no *CVQ or *QVT (except for QaT, in qamja? 'ymmg/ newly hatched fish,' recorded from CM only). Moreover, *QiC does not occur, while other cases of QVC, such as qal 'bad,' are rare. Neither do we have *CVQ (see [1] above). 3. 16 In these positions we write rounded or unrounded consonants depending on what is morphophonemically indicated.

4. 2). We class t n n' with the laterals and c' z z' with the palatals, because n n' belong to one 'close contact' pronunciation type with t and the laterals, whereas z z7 belong to another 'close contact' pronunciation type with c' and the palatals. By 'close contact' we mean certain combinations CaR CaR where aR aR is phonetically syllabic [R] and the preceding C is released through (that is, in 'close contact' with) aR aR. We have the following cases: (1) When am am' follow a labial consonant (p p' m m'), or when an an' follow a dental-lateral consonant (t K' i n n' M' \ I'), am am' an an' are [m rn' Section 1.

4); Va'av/ 'to wash' > c'aw'-an 'to wash smt. , see rule (2). , taq-an 'to touch (taq-) smt. 2). , cu4--un'-tam-+kaTap 'you folks are pointed at, we point at you folks,' cu4-un'-tam-arap-as 'he (-as) points at you folks' (instead of the expected *cu*l-un'-tann-

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