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By George van Driem

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Khenchi khcni aijga anchige an ige khunt? khunchl khCQha? 3. , the dual suffix -si. The plural suffix is superfluous when the plurality of the noun is indicated by the verb or the general context, eg. o· ku-ΐ3ηγο·ρ mc-dha-p. mud-LOC his-footprint nsAS-be^visible His footprints are to be seen in the mud. The plural suffix is used (1) to indicate plurality in a context in which the plurality of the nominal referent would not otherwise be evident, (2) to stress the plurality of the nominal referents, or (3) to indicate multiplicity or manifoldness.

30 (14) 2. Nominal morphology Prabhu Ra-m-ha? khcttho· Prabhu Ram-ρ ya-mbok up^there work (lit. The Prabhu Räms mc-dzo·g-u. ) 'Prabhu Räm and those like him (viz. his colleagues) work up there' (15) sarumba-ha? mc-be-k. yaηba mc-ya-k. second-born-p nsAS-go. other nsAS-be The second-born [son] and crew will go. Everybody else will stick around. Collective nouns which singular may take the example. iha? already have plural referents in the plural suffix, as in the following of collective nouns has the effect referents which in the singular of a collective whole.

IqghoQ hen wa:] What's his news? shat. becomes arbitrary what portion of the myriad of phonetic data one wishes to describe and what details one wishes to leave undescribed. For example, khamakma? q]. It is not the author's intention in this grammar to provide an exhaustive description of all but the most conspicuous phonetic regularities. Glottal hiatus occurs before vowel-initial verb roots, even when word-internal. For the sake of convenience, the second nasal of nasals doubled before the vocative or interrogative endings are treated as a feature of the ending.

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