A Grammar of Wambaya, Northern Australia
Revised version of MA thesis ; reference grammar of Wambaya; describing phonology and phonetics, parts of speech, morphology, syntax, with text examples and vocabulary appended; notes on social organisation and kin terms; comparison of gender marking with Gudanji, Binbinka, Ngarnga, Jingili and Nungali.
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THE LANGUAGE AND ITS SPEAKERS
PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
PARTS OF SPEECH AND OTHER PRELIMINARIES
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adjectives appears argument auxiliary belong bound pronoun Chadwick Class Class IV cluster common complement consonant constructions contain cook corpus daguma dative demonstratives derived detailed direct discussed distinction drink dual ergative ergative/locative examples fact feel final function future tense gender gender suffixes gi-n gin-a give given Gloss Gudanji guyala head imperative indicate indirect object inflected initial intransitive verbs languages locative look main clause markers marking meaning miji mirra modifying mother ngaba ngajbi ngirr-aji nominal Note noun object occur particle person plural position possessive possible predicate prefixes present refer respectively root semantic simple singular sleep someone speaker stem subordinate clause suffix syllable Table talk transitive tree usually verb verbal vowel Wambaya woman wurla yabu yardi yarru