A Comparative Study of Lake-Iroquoian Accent (Studies in by K.E. Michelson

By K.E. Michelson

This paintings is predicated on my 1983 doctoral dissertation submitted to the dep. of Linguistics at Harvard collage, even though it represents an in depth revision and reorganization of that paintings. quite a lot of fabric that weren't inside the unique were extra, and components that tackle theoretical matters that, at the very least in the meanwhile, have receded into the historical past, were passed over. Many colleagues and associates have contributed to my sustained fascina­ tion with in addition to my knowing of lroquoian linguistics. to begin with, i'm thankful to the Iroquois who've contributed their profound knowl­ side and their friendship in the course of my study: Elda Antone, Mercy Doxtator, Dayton Doxtator, Reg Henry, Frank Natawe, the overdue Georgina Nicholas, Catherine Norton, Mike Norton. the overdue Sanford Schenandoah, and Norma Sickles. I additionally deeply savor being a part of a close-knit and supportive group of lroquoian linguists, and specifically I thank Cliff Abbott, Wallace Chafe, Mike Foster, Marianne Mithun, and Hanni Woodbury for delivering reviews at the dissertation. i've got additionally benefited from, and price hugely, tremendous stimulating conversations with Floyd Lounsbury within the previous few years. The effect of my advisers and buddies may be glaring during the paintings. I thank specifically Nick Clements, Ives Goddard, Jochem Schindler, Robin Barr, Harry Bochner, Brian Doherty, Mark Hale, and Phil LeSourd.

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6) a. b. katinitha? k-atirut-ha? I pull 1A-pull-HAB /I. katiru ' t /I. /I. -k-atirut- /I.? I'll pull FUT-IA-pull-PUNC koharha? k-ohar-ha? koha'r/l.? ··k-ohar-/l.? I'll attach it FUT-IA-attach-PUNC yoteweyawakhtha? yo-(a)tewey-awak-ht-ha? , all verbs and most native nouns, and to some uninflected particles. Other 54 CHAPTER 3 uninflected particles and most borrowed nouns that are not monosyllabic have final accent. k/l. ' Additional examples of particles and loanwords may be found in Bonvillain (1973, pp.

Khani,tats k-haratat-s I am lifting it up a little (with a lever) 1A-Iift-HAB b. wakharata' tu wak-haratat-u I am holding it up 1P-lift-ST A T c. wakharatatuhatye wak-haratat-u-hatye-0 I go along lifting up 1P-Iift-STAT-PROG-ST AT (2) a. khya'tus k-hyatu-s I write lA-write-HAB b. yehyatuhkhwa? 3 pencil FA-write-INST-HAB c. teyehyatuhseray /I. tahkhwa? te-ye-hyatu-hsr-a-y /I. 4 playing cards DU-FA-write-NOM-JOIN-putJOIN-INST-HAB (3) a. sanuhwaro'rok sa-nuhwar-orok-0 b. kenuhwarorokhsi? 5 Put on your hat!

24 The pronominal prefixes denote the person, number, and gender of the subject of an intransitive verb and of both the subject and the object of a transitive verb. Subjects of intransitives are indicated either by an agent prefix (active verbs) or by a patient prefix (stative verbs). The following categories are distinguished: Person: first, second, third, inclusive, exclusive Number: singular, dual, plural Gender: masculine, neuter, feminine-indefinite, feminine-zoic (the latter in Mohawk, Oneida, and Onondaga only) First and second persons do not recognize gender distinctions.

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