words for words and languages

Steve Marlett steve_marlett at SIL.ORG
Mon Feb 9 22:25:33 UTC 2004

The Seri language of Mexico uses a deverbal noun (iitom) for 'word', and
this word also appears in the names of languages (cmiique iitom is the Seri
language, maricaana iitom is the English language, cocsar iitom is the
Spanish language, for example.  And Seri has about as an obligatory category
number as one might imagine both in the noun phrase and in verb agreement.
--Steve Marlett

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