Kwomtari Phonology and Grammar Essentials

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Murray Honsberger, Carol Honsberger, Ian Tupper
SIL-PNG Academic Publications, 2008 - Papuan languages - 187 pages
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Contents

Introduction
18
Phonotactics
31
Phonological processes
36
Suprasegmentals
42
Recommended orthography
51
Postpositions and postpositional phrases
78
Verbs and verb phrases
98
Adverbs
126
Suffixes affected by vowel raising rule
48
Recommended orthography
51
Grammar Essentials
53
Kinship nouns
58
Adjectives
59
Nouns derived by reduplication
61
Cardinal numbers and related body parts
63
Set 1 pronouns
65

Particles conjunctions and interjections
138
Clauses
147
Sentence structure 1
153
Sentence moods and modal indices
164
Residue
170
References
181
The Kwomtari area within PNG
2
Kwomtari and neighbouring languages
3
Geography of the Kwomtari area
5
Phonology Essentials
17
Consonant phonemes
20
Vowel phonemes
25
Acceptable VV sequences
33
Locative morpheme morphophonemics
45
Set 2 pronouns
69
Demonstratives
71
Basic verb stems
98
Type 1 compound verbs
100
Type 2 compound verbs
101
Singular and plural verb forms
102
Verbal affixation
107
Subjectstatus suffixes
108
Object suffixes
109
Motion verb stems and derived verbal suffixes
114
Interaction of durative aspect with status marking
117
Interpretations of durative aspect in complex sentences
160
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