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By Lichtenberk, Frantisek

Toqabaqita is an Austronesian language spoken by means of nearly 13,000 humans at the island of Malaita within the south-eastern Solomon Islands. This two-volume grammar is the 1st complete description of the language, in response to the author's box paintings. The grammar offers with the phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse styles of the language, in addition to with its touch with Solomon Islands Pijin. it is going to be of distinctive curiosity to typologists and to experts in Austronesian linguistics.

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Rather than without fusion. ana/ more often than not fuses with consonantinitial monosyllabic grammatical morphemes. an=/. an=/ occurs only before dental consonants: (2-80) a. ana/ /–a/ /6atn/ day ‘on that day’ GENP b. a=ta bal+/ some side ‘on one side (as opposed to the other side)’ GENP c.

OBJ ‘wait for him/her/it’ c. OBJ ‘scold him/her’ The addition or a word-final monosyllabic suffix to a disyllabic base does not affect the stress: 22 Phonology (2-41) a. /la'/ [lap'] ‘go’ and /la'-a/ [lap'a] go-DVN ‘group of people going somewhere’ b. OBJ ‘see them’ The addition of a disyllabic suffix never results in a change in the stress pattern of the base, because the first vowel of the suffix receives stress. However, the base will have secondary, rather than primary, stress. For example, the nominalizing suffix /-laa/ is disyllabic, and it does not effect changes in the stress patterns of the stems to which it is added: (2-42) /la'/ [lap'] ‘go’ and /la'-laa/ go-NMLZ ‘going’ [lay'lapa:] Compare the suffix /-laa/, which derives (action) nominalizations, and the suffix /-a/, which derives deverbal nouns, in (2-43).

An=/. an=/ occurs only before dental consonants: (2-80) a. ana/ /–a/ /6atn/ day ‘on that day’ GENP b. a=ta bal+/ some side ‘on one side (as opposed to the other side)’ GENP c.

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