A Tohono O'Odham Grammar

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University of Arizona Press, Jun 1, 1983 - Foreign Language Study - 190 pages
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This first pedagogical grammar of the Papago language features twenty chapters on grammatical constructions and five sample dialogs—plus abbreviations, symbols, summary of grammatical elements, and two glossaries. Classroom-tested for teaching both native and non-native speakers, the text also offers linguists an overview of the Papago language not available elsewhere.
  

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Contents

The Sounds of Papago
3
The g Determiner and YesNo Questions
12
Subject Pronouns and the Imperfective
18
Conjunctions
24
Direct and Indirect Objects
30
Reflexives and Reciprocals
41
Interrogative SentencesWho Whom
53
Perfective and Future Perfective Verbs
59
Subordinate ClausesThe Clause
104
Numbers
117
Imperatives
123
Word Order
129
Second Review Lesson
137
Are You Going to the Dance?
143
What Time Is It?
150
Abbreviations and Symbols
157

First Review Lesson
65
Future Imperfective Verbs
71
Copular Linking Sentences with Wud
84
Formation of Nouns from Verbs
96
English to Papago
175
Index
187
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About the author (1983)

Ofelia Zepeda is the author of two previous books of poetry, including Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert, and the first grammar textbook of the Tohono Oaodham language: A Tohono Oaodham Grammar. She is a Regentsa Professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona and is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for her work in American Indian language education.

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