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By Stefan Dienst

ISBN-10: 3110339684

ISBN-13: 9783110339680

This booklet is a reference grammar of Kulina, an Amazonian language spoken in Brazil and Peru. The dialect defined by means of the writer is spoken at the top Purus River within the Brazilian kingdom of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language relatives. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a fancy verbal morphology that's mostly agglutinating with a few cases of fusion. The language has noun periods and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partly ruled through complex grammatical principles and partly pragmatically pushed. There are 3 sorts of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter classification simply applies to a couple kinship nouns, whereas others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, yet various aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme because of Grassmann's legislations, a dissimilation method identified from Sanskrit and old Greek. The ebook comprises Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, familiar nouns for vegetation and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the starting place of mortgage words.

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