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By Stefan Dienst

This booklet is a reference grammar of Kulina, an Amazonian language spoken in Brazil and Peru. The dialect defined by means of the writer is spoken at the top Purus River within the Brazilian country of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language kinfolk. it truly is predominantly head-marking and has a posh verbal morphology that's principally agglutinating with a few cases of fusion. The language has noun sessions and genders. The gender contract of transitive verbs with their arguments is partly ruled by way of problematic grammatical ideas and partly pragmatically pushed. There are 3 forms of ownership, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter type basically applies to a few kinship nouns, whereas others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, yet diversified aspirated obstruents don't co-occur in a single morpheme as a result of Grassmann's legislation, a dissimilation approach identified from Sanskrit and historic Greek. The booklet comprises Kulina texts and a bankruptcy at the lexicon, which discusses color phrases, wide-spread nouns for vegetation and animals, puppy vocatives, idioms, and the beginning of mortgage words.

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