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By R. L. Trask, Bill Mayblin

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ISBN-13: 9781848317710

Protecting thinkers from Aristotle to Saussure and Chomsky, "Introducing Linguistics" unearths the foundations and wonder that underlie language, our so much human ability.

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She, they . . ): ? e t s i : k e h she, they see you, wa ? ey6tsi:k e ? she, they will see you. khe-/khey- I . . her, them: k h e : k e h I see her, them, ? o ? k h e : k e ? ekhe:ke? I'll see her, them. she-/shey- you . . her, them: s h e : k e h you see her, them, ? o ? s h e : k e ? you saw her, them, ? e s h e : k e ? you'll see her, them. ) . . her, them: ? a k h i : k e h we see her, them, w a ? £ k h i : k e ? ey£khi:ke? we'll see her, them. ) . . her, them: ? e t h i : k e h we see her, them, w a ^ t h i : k e ?

Skwayetha? ). 4. The masculine morpheme (h-/0-/sh-/she-/he-) occurs as the first constituent in the transitive prefix before any of the subjective or objective morphemes or constructions [6, 9, 10] that contain the first, inclusive, or second person morphemes, as well as before the UNRESTRICTED THIRD PERSON morpheme (-owo-/-owae-/ PERSON 83 Some idiolects have -awo- etc. THIRD PERSON morpheme has the s < The last two forms are homonymous with their reverse, he . . 5]. 11-12], which, however, occur only with the nonsingular number morpheme (-hi-/-hiy-/-i-/-iy-) rather than with the dual and plural.

4-6]. 8. tyo? I've seated you, koya:wi:h I've given it to you (-awi-). 3. 7-8]. The grammatical meaning here is unique: The number morpheme sets a limit on the number of individuals denoted by either of the constituents. With the dual morpheme either the subject or the object, or both, refers to a group of two, but neither can refer to a larger group: khniyetha? ); skhniyetha? ). With the plural morpheme at least one of the constituents refers to a group of three or more: kwayetha? ); skwayetha?

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