A Grammar of Misantla Totonac
MacKay (applied linguistics, Ball State U.) analyzes the southernmost variety of Totonac, which is spoken in Veracruz, Mexico, in the area between Xalapa and Misantla. She presents the phonological structure and the most productive morphological processes, describes the inflection and derivation of all major word classes, and introduces grammatical agreement and word-order phenomena. She has not indexed her work. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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2PFV 2SUB.PL affixes affricates argument assimilation bathe body-part prefixes BPPs causative prefix clitic co-occur comitative CV-suffix deletion derived ditransitive extrametrical fricatives Garcfa her/his Ignacio Bernal imperfective imperfective aspect IMPFV inchoative inchoative prefix indefinite object suffix intransitive irrealis Juan kin£n kinan kinin laa-tuu laka lakaa lakia laryngealized lexemes lexicalized locative prefix maa-tu marker McQuown México Misantla Totonac morpheme morphological na(f nasal nominals nonpast noun object inflection occur optionally Papantla Papantla Totonac Pedro perfective person plural subject person singular phonological word positional statives preceding pusiin pusum qawa rel.-NOM rel.-wash root rule s/he remembered s/he sells San Marcos segments sonorant stan stem-final suffix swaan syllable-final tense Tepehua than/as third person tortillas Totonacan languages transitive verbs ukus utiin utun Veracruz verb stem vowel vowel harmony wisfn wisin word finally word-final X-+OBJ X-PFV Xalapa Y-PFV y'all Yecuatla