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The Slave Language
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ablaut adverb Bearlake boat chapter classificatory classifier verbs clothlike compounding aspect conjugation marker conjugation marker distributive conjugation perfective conjunct prefix customary deictic dene derivational direct object discussed in section disjunct prefix durative durative aspect epenthesis epenthetic examples are given following a conjunct following a disjunct glottal stop high tone him/her imperfective inceptive incorporated stem indicates intransitive verb lexical located low tone momentaneous momentaneous aspect morpheme motion themes nasal nasal vowels nominal nondistributive noun oblique object occur perfective mode phonetically phonological position 9 possessive suffix preceding prenasalized stops rule s/he kicked s/he put s/he started second person plural second person singular semantic shown SIave SIavey stem forms syllable thematic thematic role three dimensional ts'e underlying underlying representation unspecified verb base verb prefix verb stem verb theme category voiceless voicing vowel deletion word word-initial