By Ruth Singer
The use of grammatical gender within the Australian language Mawng calls into query triumphing rules concerning the features of nominal type structures. Mawng’s gender method has a robust semantic foundation and performs an incredible function within the development of that means in discourse. Gender contract in verbs is often lexicalized, developing idioms referred to as lexicalised contract verbs which are structurally just like noun-verb idioms. This ebook should be of curiosity to an individual drawn to nominal category or cross-linguistic methods to idioms.
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AD Text 16 015 (2-92) Kamungkamung y-arra-ngung. e. walking behind the beach rather than on the beach). Nganaparru3 050 The fact that a derivational process (reduplication) can derive an adverb from a locational noun suggests that nominal adverbs form a distinct subclass within the part of speech 'nominals'. There are also words with adverbial meanings which do not show any nominal properties. 9. 9 Summary The part of speech 'nominal' has a number of different subclasses and the distinction between prefixing and free nominals cuts across a few subclasses of nominals.
Articles 032 The two interrogative particles found in Mawng will be described in this section even though they are not pronouns in order to keep the discussion of interrogatives together. The interrogative particle kurlingka 'INT' usually occurs clause-initially as in (2-84). (2-84) Kurlingka warramumpik inga-kajpu-ng INT woman 3GEN/3MA-read-PC ja MA jurra? book Is the woman reading a book? Information2 167 Kurlingka may follow a preverbal topic NP as in (2-85) to make it clear that the other NP is the focus of the question.
AD Text 16 038 The root -ara is glossed 'some' in addition to 'other' in Table 6. It is not that this word has two senses but simply that it is used not only in contexts in which 'other' would be used in English but also in contexts in which 'some' would be used in English as in (2-16). PL-COLL pata PL yurnparrparr. giant All those giants, some are good but others are bad. Giant2 004 The use of -matpa 'other' also differs from the use of other in English. ex na-matpa VE-other mawngku. shade They stayed in one patch of shade, we (stayed) in another patch of shade.