A grammar of Ma'di
This grammar provides one of the most detailed accounts available of the syntax of a Nilo-Saharan language. It fullydescribes some of the unusual characteristics of Ma'di, including the different word orders associated with different tenses, the particle-based modal and focus systems, the full range of adverbials, and the structure and meaning of the noun phrase. The grammar also describes the phonetics, phonology, morphology, and aspects of the lexicon of the language.
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2SDIR Acholi adjective adjoined subject adverbials ana-a bicycle Burulo cassava Central Sudanic languages certainly clitic cognate object combination COMT cooked coreference DEF FOC DEF Opi definite deleted di?a directive verb e-mu e-vu express fish yesterday focus focus strategy focused galamu goat high tone indefinite inflected verb interpretation IS-POSS Juba Juba Arabic lapwopi left-dislocated lexical loanwords Lokai loso low tone lPL(EXC ma-a meaning modal modifier morpheme N-build N-eat N-go ndre NEG(N NEG(P negation nonpast nonverbal predicate noun phrase o-mu object Opi POSS Opi PR Opi's pa-a particle plural postmodifier postposition phrase preceding prefix pronominal pronoun PRPL question reduplicated REFL relative clause sentence singular SPEC FOC SPEC PR specific strategy subordinate clause suffixed teacher tense thing third person tomorrow Ugandan Ma'di uninflected vowel word