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Abstract Compounds in a language have long been viewed as reflections of other syntactic patterns in that language. Some of the suggestions on relationships may now strike us as clumsy, such as those deriving compounds like Greek from imperatives plus objects.1 Other suggestions have been less...
Abstract The Pitjantjatjara dialect of the Western Desert Australian Aboriginal Language is one of the most widely spoken aboriginal dialects in Australia. In addition to speakers at Ernabella Mission ()1 in the north-west of South Australia and Musgrave Park Reserve () somewhat to the south of...
Abstract 1. Do we know how Old English was pronounced?1 Anglo-Saxon scholars have adopted a certain pronunciation. Is this anything but speculative? Such questions are often discussed with a very critical undertone even by professional philologists. After all, none of us ever heard Old English...
Abstract The task confronting the linguist, or grammarian, has been posed in a number of ways. The traditional grammarian attempted to establish correlations between the physical facts of the language — the morphology — and the elements of a metaphysical, logical, scheme based on an analysis of...
Abstract The Tibeto-Burman languages In general, and Lahu in particular, are remarkable for the apparent ease with which two or more verbs may be strung together or concatenated by simple juxtaposition to form complex verb phrases.1 Lahu verb concatenation is of considerable interest for Its own...
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