Rehg: Ponapean Reference Grammar (Google eBook)
University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 1981 - Foreign Language Study - 393 pages
Here is the most comprehensive description to date of the indigenous language of the island of Ponape. Designed as a reference volume for Ponapean educators, particularly those working in bilingual education programs, this work will also be of value to English-speaking students of Ponapean and to scholars of other Pacific languages and cultures.The grammar begins with useful background information on Ponape and Ponapean and then systematically explores the phonology, morphology, and syntax of this language. Separate treatment is given to Ponapean honorific speech styles. Also included are an appendix of current Ponapean spelling conventions and a bibliography of selected books and articles useful in the study of this language.This new work is a companion volume to the Ponapean-English Dictionary by the same authors.
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adjectives affixes allomorphs allophones alternate basic sentence breadfruit canoe coconut combining forms consider consonants construct suffix copy vowel counting system deleted demonstrative modifiers dialect discussion doadoahk durative aspect ehng eisek employed enclitics English examined in section Examples follow examples illustrate final base vowel final vowels fish focused following examples following sentences free forms function glide grammar honorific speech intransitive involved kohdo kohla Kolonia lahpo language lfrom Limwei listed locative noun locative phrases manner of articulation meaning Micronesian languages Mokilese morpheme nasal substitution noun phrase occur ohlo pahn patterns person singular forms pheme phonemes Pingelapese Plural Pohnpei Ponape possessive classifiers possessive construction possessive suffixes preceding prefix preposition pronunciation pwihk pwutak reduplication roots rule sentence lal sohte Soulik sound speakers of Ponapean subject pronouns syllable temporal nouns temporal phrases transitive form transitive verbs translated types usage velar velar consonants verb phrase verbal suffixes wahdo word classes
Page 383 - Passive hbg-an'do magic' (Egerod 1965a: 260) REFERENCES Bender, Byron W. 1973. Parallelisms in the Morphophonemics of Several Micronesian Languages.
Page xiii - My purpose in writing this hook has been to provide a description of the major grammatical features of Ponapean for the reader who has had little or no training in the analysis of language. Although this work is intended primarily for native speakers of Ponapean who are bilingual in English. I hope it will also be useful to others whose interests have brought them to the study of this language.
Page xiii - The organization of this grammar is ultimately based upon the practical problem of providing a relatively nontechnical description of a language, rather than upon a particular theory of the organization of language itself. Consequently, I have drawn upon a variety of grammatical traditions m discussing this language, and i have organized the material in this grammar in essentially a cumulative way.
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