A Descriptive Grammar of the Bukawa Language of the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea
Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Jan 1, 2007 - Bukawa language - 225 pages
The Bukawa language is an Austronesian language which is spoken by coastal inhabitants of the Huon Peninsula in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea. The Bukawa villages are all situated on the coastal plain of the Huon Peninsula. This book represents an analysis of the grammar of the Bukawa language of Papua New Guinea, based upon data accumulated over a thirteen year period during which the author lived and worked with members of the language group doing Bible translation and literary work.
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3S.ascend 3S.come 3S.descend 3S.take 3SR.eat 3SR.hit a/one adjectives adpositions adverb ahuc and/until ando andu bawhe bocdec bocke Bukawa language Bukawa noun Cape Arkona cassowary clitic co-subordination commonly COMP complementiser complex predicates compound conjunction constituents dinan dinaq dinda discourse encoding following example function gauc GAUX.3S gem/nem genitive agreement genitive prefix genitive relationship gic/ndic girl glossed gweleq inanimate indicate iq nde irrealis irrealis mood malac manner adverbs mbac mboc means modal adverb modifier ndoc NEG.EX negator non-subject normally NOTE noun phrase occur of/for participant PERF person plural predicate preposition pronoun qamata qayham qgac realis reduplication REFPN.3 relative clause sembo sentence serialised slot subordinate clause temporal thematised thing tigeq tiyham Tok Pisin type complements up/out verb village vowel whiq word Yabem Yabem language