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By K.E. Michelson

ISBN-10: 9400927096

ISBN-13: 9789400927094

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ISBN-13: 9789401077217

This paintings relies on my 1983 doctoral dissertation submitted to the dept of Linguistics at Harvard collage, even though it represents an in depth revision and reorganization of that paintings. quite a lot of fabric that weren't inside the unique were further, and components that tackle theoretical matters that, at the very least in the mean time, have receded into the historical past, were passed over. Many colleagues and associates have contributed to my sustained fascina­ tion with in addition to my realizing of lroquoian linguistics. firstly, i'm thankful to the Iroquois who've contributed their profound knowl­ area 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 past due Sanford Schenandoah, and Norma Sickles. I additionally deeply get pleasure from being a part of a close-knit and supportive neighborhood of lroquoian linguists, and particularly I thank Cliff Abbott, Wallace Chafe, Mike Foster, Marianne Mithun, and Hanni Woodbury for delivering reviews at the dissertation. i've got additionally benefited from, and price hugely, super stimulating conversations with Floyd Lounsbury within the previous few years. The impact of my advisers and associates should be glaring through the paintings. I thank specially Nick Clements, Ives Goddard, Jochem Schindler, Robin Barr, Harry Bochner, Brian Doherty, Mark Hale, and Phil LeSourd.

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The initial y of the NP prefix yo- is regularly lost wordintitially. 5. Seneca and Cayuga Stop Deletion Seneca and Cayuga delete the stops, t and k, before a word-final s, and word-finally after s. ist- 'pierce, make a hole in, run into' in (51) (Chafe, 1967, 222. ). (See chapter 7 for the initial C of -CQt- in (51). ) (49) hato 'W

The feminine-zoic singular and the neuter pronominal prefixes are identical except for a small set of prefixes that distinguish a feminine-zoic singular object from a neuter object. Although Seneca does not have a feminine-zoic category, the "nonmasculine" dual and plural (Chafe, 1967) correspond to the feminine-zoic dual and plural prefixes of Mohawk, Oneida, and Onondaga. The feminine-indefinite includes reference to female persons as well as to persons in general ('people') or to any person when his or her identity as male or female is unknown or unimportant (,someone').

33) ha(swatha( h(a)-a(swaht-ha( He puts out fires MA-extinguish-HAB (34) sa(swat hs-a(swciht-0 Put out the fire! 2A -extinguish-IMP 24 CHAPTER 2 (35) cf. , h is also deleted in Oneida before a cluster of two obstruents and before a single word-final obstruent. However, the deletion of h is clearly an independent development in the two languages. , the lengthening of vowels in even penults except before h or I. 1. , Vhth -+ Vth (h-deletion) -+ * V' th (Vowel Lengthening). The correct derivation is: Vhth -+ (Vowel Lengthening does not apply before h) -+ Vth (h-deletion).

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