A Grammar of Maybrat: A Language of the Bird’s Head by Philomena Dol

By Philomena Dol

Maybrat is a Papuan language that is spoken within the vital region of the Bird's Head Peninsula , Papua Province , Indonesia . even though it's one of many greater neighborhood languages in Papua Province when it comes to numbers of audio system, a complete grammar in this language has hitherto now not been published.

This ebook goals to offer an summary of the phonology, morphology and sy n tax of the Maybrat language because it is spoken by means of the folks of Ayawasi. preferably, this paintings can be utilized as a reference grammar: it supplies information regarding crucial structural and typological facets of Maybrat. With this in brain, the grammar is stuffed with illustrative examples concentrated round contrasts in shape and which means, that are mentioned within the textual content.

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4), the main stress falls on the first full syllable of the stem: (44) /po|kax/ /po|x|ren/ /po|kom/ [po»kAx] [pox´»rEn] [po»kçm] ‘burnt garden’ (-kah ‘burn’) ‘chair’ (hren ‘sit’) ‘pen’ (-kom ‘write’) If the word contains more than three syllables, for instance in compound nouns, the main stress falls where the main stress of the second member of the compound falls. ’; mapuo ‘tip’) Some examples of different positions of the stress are given in (46). No explanation has been found for these alternations, and they are therefore analysed as doublets.

In this language too there are no consonant clusters at the phonetic level, as all are broken up by a transition vowel [Æ] (Foley 1986:50–51). 5). 2. ’30 The only instance of a word-medial CC-sequence in which the first C is not a nasal is /wox0rarar/ ‘They shout’. I suspect that this is a compound form, as the main stress is on the second syllable, and not on the first. 2) is optionally inserted between the [xr] sequence, that is [wçx´»rarar]. In other words, the word-medial cluster /xr/ behaves like a word-initial CC-sequence, suggesting that the first member of the compound is /wo/, and the second /xrarar/.

Are used as traditional rain capes, and are used as sleeping mats. Nowadays am is also used to refer to ‘letter’. 4. 2 Minimal pairs showing contrasts for vowels In this section some minimal pairs showing contrasts for vowels are given. /i/ vs. /e/ /i/ /e/ /is/ /es/ /tatim/ /tatem/ /smi/ /sme/ /mai/ /mae/ ‘ant’ ‘far’ ‘yesterday’ ‘first’ ‘I go first’ ‘my hand’ ‘dream’ ‘male’ ‘they hit; PROHIB; sound’ ‘they are at’ /a/ /i/ /a/ /tisu/ /tasu/ /mati/ /mata/ ‘ant’ ‘rope’ ‘dark’ ‘my face’ ‘and then’ ‘they drink’ /o/ /ira/ /ora/ /si/ /so/ /tnit/ /tnot/ /tfi/ /tfo/ ‘just now’ ‘garden’ ‘needle’ ‘dibble’ ‘I tell’ ‘I think’ ‘I blow’ ‘machete’ 20 /e/ /a/ 8 Chapter 2 vs.

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