A Grammar of Maybrat: A Language of the Bird's Head Peninsula, Papua Province, Indonesia
Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, Jan 1, 2007 - Mai Brat language - 328 pages
Maybrat is a Papuan language which is spoken in the central area of the Bird's Head Peninsula, Papua Province, Indonesia. Despite the fact that it is one of the larger local languages in Papua Province in terms of numbers of speakers, a comprehensive grammar on this language has hitherto not been published. This book aims to give an overview of the phonology, morphology and sy n tax of the Maybrat language as it is spoken by the people of Ayawasi. Ideally, this work can be used as a reference grammar: it gives information about the most important structural and typological aspects of Maybrat. With this in mind, the grammar is full of illustrative examples centred around contrasts in form and meaning, which are discussed in the text.
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3M-stand 3u-come 3u-descend 3u-good 3u-stay adverbial clauses akah allophones amah and.then awiah Ayawasi bamboo child clausal clause-final position COMP compound nouns covert person prefix cuscus demonstrative prefix discussed ENuM ewok examples fane fnia function function predicatively garden illustrated INAL inalienably possessed nouns Indonesian interrogative interrogative mood intonation kiyit krem Kumurkek languages location.SPEC-near-u location.SPEC-very.near-u locative ls-go m-ae m-ama m-amo m-ana m-api m-fe m-hu m-kah m-nan m-siar manner adverbials marker mati Maybrat morpheme morphological morphophonological Mosun Mukete negator nominalisation o-emerge object occur p-awiya Papuan languages pause person prefix phonemic phonologically prepositional verbs pron pronoun question words ratau refer relativisation s-au sago schwa semantic sentence sequences of verbs Siwa Sorong stress syllable syntactic t-amo tapam taro temporal adverbial Tenau Koru thing tipuo transitive verbs tree Tuoh Pokuo unattested very.near-u vowel woman Wuon y-amo y-awe y-hu y-ros