Chipewyan Texts Volume 10, Nos. 1-6

Chipewyan Texts Volume 10, Nos. 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... makes a following continuant consonant surd. na ne tfet hwu sa, did you stay? Fig. 206; but, nas 0et, I stayed. Fig. 205. ne Ga, you make, 16, 2;3 but, was xa, let me make. ye te Gin, she carried him, 15,12; but, nu wus xe, I am going to carry it, 19, 21. wa le, it will be, 33, 12; was Le, I will be, 33,18. The first person singular subjective prefix s also causes L, a modal prefix to disappear. "Dans 1 espece. cc n.est, en elTet, ni plus ni moins, que l'accent donno a cos consonoes et le ton accompagnant la prononciation qui determinent leur signification." Le Goff. p. 23. t L, . a, p. 321. The numerals after the examples throughout this paper refer to the pages and lines of this volume. i The Navajo words used for purposes of comparison throughout this paper are taken from The Franciscan Fathers, "A Vocabulary of the Navaho Language," vols. 1 and 2. St. Michaels, Arizona, 1912; and from " Dine Bizad, A Handbookfor Beginners in the Study of the Navaho Language." (Published by the Mission to the Navaho Indians, Tolchaco, Arizona). The spelling of the words has been uniformly changed to correspond to the system employed in this publication. MORPHOLOGY. The structure of the Athapascan languages seems remarkably uniform. Since a rather thorough discussion has been given of the Hupa and Kato, it does not seem necessary to repeat at length the general characteristics of the Chipewyan. The verbs and qualifying adjectives stand off from the other parts of speech since in most instances they are composed of a stem and many prefixes and suffixes by the changing of which inflection is produced varying their meanings in many respects. The nouns and pronouns receive suffixes most of which express position or the direction of...show more

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