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By Ger P. Reesink

Usan is a Papuan language. during this monograph at the grammatical buildings of Usan and their functionality the writer indicates the original positive factors of this language: how audio system can make the most yes rules for communicative reasons, how the language displays their actual setting. distinctiveness can simply be proven within the context of communality with different languages. This monograph bargains a number of events to monitor similarities and adjustments among Usan and different language, those who may be known as Papuan specifically.

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In igoais 'pronged arrow'. Based upon these monosyllabic word patterns, we can represent the canonical word form of Usan as: (23) {(C) V (V)} (n) (C) (V) V (V) (C) The superscript to the initial syllable in (2 3) indicates that an indeterminate number of these structures may occur before a word final syllable. The preference in Usan for the most natural syllable pattern CV, with or without a second vowel, and occasionally a third, is obvious. e. méi etc. 1 Consonant clusters Juxtaposition of morphemes is not within present in a word gives mono-morphemic rise to clustering of consonants, which consonants, clustering is tolerated; with other consonants epenthesis of vowels is applied to preserve the canonical structure of occur (2 3 ) .

This is another way of saying that cultures are likely to categorize and classify the world in different ways. In fact, the same statement could be made with respect to individual language users. Even the way an individual decides whether two items are the same or different fluctuates according to situation and/or purpose. Communication is hampered to the extent that two speakers/hearers differ with respect to the criteria they use for classification. These are expressed in choices of lexical items (within the range a certain language allows), and their arrangement in relation to each other (with the same constraint).

For conjugation I will list the medial SS form as the basic one, together with the medial DS (=different referent for the subject of the following clause) form for 2/3 person singular, the singular imperative form, and the nominalized form. 2. 1 lists examples for each conjugation. Table Notice that conjugations 4 and 5 are 44 STRUCTURES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS IN USAN further subdived, because some verbs elide certain consonants in the medial SS form and in a number of different tenses, while they are present in the singular imperative and the present tense.

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