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By Osahito Miyaoka

The quantity is an incredible grammar of important Alaskan Yupik (CAY). it's the end result of the author's linguistic stories performed in Alaska and somewhere else seeing that round 1960, with counsel of many local audio system. important Alaskan Yupik is at the moment the main energetic of the 19 ultimate local Alaskan languages. Descriptive in nature, wide and deep, this grammar is of typological and of ethnological/anthropological curiosity. Given the significantly endangered kingdom of the language, this a lot of descriptive linguistic fabric is with no comparability within the field.

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2. VVsm |+1viki-|............................................................................. 3. Valency rearrangement derived from suffix composite ............. 1123 Chapter 40 Complex transitives (VVcm) ..................................................................... 1. Intransitive inflections................................................................. 2. Six kinds ..................................................................................... 1. Causative (causing/having) |-vkaћլ-| ~ |+cic-| .............................

1. Inflection .................................................................................... 2. Content questions ....................................................................... 1. In complex transitive constructions ............................................ 2. Nominal clauses ......................................................................... 3. Word order ................................................................................. 3. Indirect (rhetorical) questions ‘I wonder’: |=kiћլ| .......................

3. 4. 5. 5 Hooper Bay and Chevak (HBC – Cup’ik dialect) Nunivak (NUN – Cup’ig dialect) General Central Alaskan Yupik (GCAY – Yukon [Y], Nelson Island [NI], Coast area [KC], Kuskokwim [K], Bristol Bay [BB], Nushagak River [NR], and Lake Iliamna [LI], once know as the Yuk dialect) Egegik (see Fortescue et al. 1994, Jacobson 1998). The fairly isolated nature of Egegik among CAY dialects (with some similarity to Alutiiq) has been pointed out by Jacobson (1998: 198). There is evidence for at least one extinct dialect that shows some resemblance to that of Nunivak meagerly documented from the Aglegmiut who were in the service of the Russians.

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