A Grammar of Supyire

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Walter de Gruyter, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 766 pages
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Contents

Tables
6
Phonology
7
Consonant phonemes
8
Vowel phonemes
28
Nouns
75
Noun class consonants
76
Basic noun gender suffixes
77
Other word classes
151
Noun phrases
189
Simple clauses
237
Copulas
242
Serial verb constructions
283
Aspect tense modality and negation
307
Aspect tense and modality auxiliaries
308
Combinations with past tense
353
Combinations with progressive aspect
358

Declarative first and second person pronouns
152
Nondeclarative first and second person pronouns
154
First and second person reflexive pronouns
155
Anaphoric pronouns
156
Emphatic pronouns
157
Reflexive pronouns
158
Indefinite other pronouns
159
Simple identifier pronouns
160
Demonstrative pronouns
161
Simple interrogative pronouns
162
Definite other determiners
163
The independent possessive pronouns
164
Quantifiers
171
Auxiliaries
178
Simple postpositions
179
Prepositions
180
Complex postpositions
181
Clausal conjunctions
185
Question words
186
Clause final markers
187
Negative marking in auxiliary position
380
Transitivity and voice
399
Occurrences of common transitive verbs in various clause types
402
Proportion of passives in narrative and procedural texts
405
Occurrences of verbs allowing patient suppression in various clause types
407
Complement clauses
421
Modality verbs
425
Manipulative verbs
431
Verbs which take na complements
447
Focus and topic constructions
467
Relative clauses
487
Nondeclarative speech acts
517
Question words
533
Interclausal connections
549
Texts
607
Vocabulary
675
Notes
701
References
738
Subject index
745
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