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By Stefan Dienst

ISBN-10: 3110339684

ISBN-13: 9783110339680

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 higher Purus River within the Brazilian kingdom of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language relatives. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a posh verbal morphology that is principally agglutinating with a few cases of fusion. The language has noun periods and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partially ruled by way of difficult grammatical principles and partially pragmatically pushed. There are 3 varieties of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter type merely applies to a few kinship nouns, whereas others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, yet assorted aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme because of Grassmann's legislation, a dissimilation approach identified from Sanskrit and historic Greek. The publication includes Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, customary nouns for vegetation and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the starting place of personal loan words.

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