By Stefan Dienst
This booklet is a reference grammar of Kulina, an Amazonian language spoken in Brazil and Peru. The dialect defined via 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 is principally agglutinating with a few situations of fusion. The language has noun periods and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partially ruled by way of elaborate grammatical principles and partially pragmatically pushed. There are 3 sorts of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter type purely applies to a few kinship nouns, whereas others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, yet diversified aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme as a result of Grassmann's legislations, a dissimilation procedure recognized from Sanskrit and historic Greek. The ebook includes Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, frequent nouns for vegetation and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the starting place of mortgage words.
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