University of Hawaii Press, 2001 - Foreign Language Study - 193 pages
Without question, this is the definitive grammar of the Hawaiian language. Indeed it is the first attempt at a comprehensive treatment of the subject since W. D. Alexander published his concise Short Synopsis of the Most Essential Points in Hawaiian Grammar in 1864. This grammar is intended as a companion to the Hawaiian Dictionary, by the same authors.
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The Sound System
From Sentence to Affix
Classification of Verbs Verblike Idioms
Verb Affixes and Thematic Consonants
Postposed Phrasal Elements
Nouns and Substitutes Locative Nouns Compounds
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