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THE LANGUAGE SITUATION
DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF TAWALA GRAMMAR
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a-nae adjective adpositional adverb Alotau amaka Austronesian languages bada baha clausal clitic complement clause conjunction consonant construction core NPs derivational prefixes derived verb dialect distinction Diwinai domain noun duma durative aspect embedded emosi equative clauses examples existential clauses Ezard function gehou-na geka grammatical relations head-marked inalienably possessed intransitive involved irrealis mood Labe labialised lawa lexical lSG-go luhogala luwaga main clause marker meka meyagai Milne Bay modifier morpheme morphological marking naka natu-na nominalised non-verbal clauses noun phrase object enclitic object NP object-focus occur optional other-3SG person and number person/number phonological plural possessor postposition potential mood predicate preposition pronominal enclitic pronoun reduplicated reduplicated form relationship relative clause s.th semantic sentence serial verbs speaker stative verbs stress structure subclass suffix syllable syntactic Tauna Taupota Tawala Tawala language transitive verbs transitivising uyahi-na valence verb phrase verb stem verbal clauses village vowel word classes yourSG