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This paintings relies on my 1983 doctoral dissertation submitted to the dep. of Linguistics at Harvard college, even though it represents an intensive revision and reorganization of that paintings. quite a lot of fabric that weren't inside the unique were additional, and elements that deal with theoretical concerns that, at the least in the intervening time, have receded into the history, were passed over. Many colleagues and pals have contributed to my sustained fascina­ tion with in addition to my realizing of lroquoian linguistics. to start with, i'm thankful to the Iroquois who've contributed their profound knowl­ aspect and their friendship in the course of my examine: Elda Antone, Mercy Doxtator, Dayton Doxtator, Reg Henry, Frank Natawe, the overdue Georgina Nicholas, Catherine Norton, Mike Norton. the overdue Sanford Schenandoah, and Norma Sickles. I additionally deeply savor being a part of a close-knit and supportive neighborhood of lroquoian linguists, and specifically I thank Cliff Abbott, Wallace Chafe, Mike Foster, Marianne Mithun, and Hanni Woodbury for offering reviews at the dissertation. i've got additionally benefited from, and cost hugely, super stimulating conversations with Floyd Lounsbury within the previous couple of years. The impression of my advisers and pals can be obvious during the paintings. I thank specifically Nick Clements, Ives Goddard, Jochem Schindler, Robin Barr, Harry Bochner, Brian Doherty, Mark Hale, and Phil LeSourd.

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25 In nonpossessed forms the pronominal prefix is either the neuter or the feminine-indefinite. Possessed nouns take a special set of possessive pronominal prefixes, which are almost identical to the patient pronominal prefixes. The noun stem may consist simply of a noun root (as in wahtal 'maple tree') or it may be complex. For example, in owist6hseral 'butter,' the stem -wistohser- consists of the verb root -wisto- 'to be cold' plus the nominalizer morpheme -hser- (underlying -hsr-). The pronominal prefix that occurs in this noun is the NP yo-; the noun suffix is -al.

The tn cluster of tni- lindA in (102) through (106) is broken up by an epenthetic e, as described in chapter 5. ) tn(i)-ehyahr-a-~-s You and I think of it lindA-remember-l0IN-INCH-HAB (1 (3) ten II torha~ tn(i)-II tor-ha~ You and I are lazy lindA-be lazy-HAB (104) tenoharha~ tn(i)-ohar-ha~ You and I attach it I indA-attach-HAB (105) temithos tn(i)-utho-s You and I put it in the fire 1indA-put in the fire-HAB (106) cf. teniku . reks tni-kuhrek-s You and I hit it IindA-hit-HAB (107) wahrehsaketJ wa~-hr(a)-ehsak-~ He searched for it FACT-MA-search for-PUNC (108) II hr II to .

25 In most nouns, the initial glide of the NA or NP prefix is deleted. 1. INTRODUCTION The accent pattern reconstructed for PLI is simple: accent was penultimate, and open accented penults were lengthened, except that vowel lengthening was generally prevented when the accented vowel preceded a laryngeal consonant. In addition, accent was not penultimate if the penult contained the epenthetic "joiner" vowel a, which separated a consonantfinal incorporated noun root from a following consonant-initial verb root.

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