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By Stefan Dienst

ISBN-10: 3110339684

ISBN-13: 9783110339680

This publication 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 kingdom of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language relatives. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a posh verbal morphology that is mostly agglutinating with a few cases of fusion. The language has noun sessions and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partially ruled by way of problematic grammatical principles and partly pragmatically pushed. There are 3 different types of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter classification in basic terms applies to a few 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 legislation, a dissimilation strategy recognized from Sanskrit and historic Greek. The e-book comprises Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, regular nouns for crops and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the beginning of personal loan words.

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