17.3738, Books: Language Description: Mixco

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Subject: 17.3738, Books: Language Description: Mixco

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Date: 15-Dec-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Mandan: Mixco 

	
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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 16:48:59
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Mandan: Mixco 
 



Title: Mandan 
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 159  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
	   http://www.lincom.eu
	
Author: Mauricio J. Mixco

Paperback: ISBN: 3895862134 Pages: 62 Price: Europe EURO 36.00


Abstract:

Mandan, sole member of one of the four branches of Siouan (within
Catawba-Siouan), has under 10 speakers, among some 200 tribal members.
Epidemics and inter-tribal warfare reduced these Missouri River
village-dwelling horticulturists, from 5000 to under 200 members by 1837.
With the Hidatsa (Siouan) and the Arikara (Caddoan), they constitute
today's, Three Affiliated Tribes Nation (Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation;
North Dakota). Mandan has vocalic epenthesis, is notable for only 10
consonants, 9 vowels (plus length) and no nasal stops, despite nasal spread
from 3 nasal vowels. Mandan is a verb-final, head-marking language, with
positional auxiliary verbs (sit, stand, lie) marking tense-aspect-modality
(these auxiliaries also serve as classificatory NP determiners); other
auxiliaries mark diminutives, benefactives and causatives, etc. 

Evidentiality, subject-number and other TAM distinctions are mostly
suffixal. The verb has active/stative, subject-object split-transitive
prefixation and distinguishes addressee gender in its illocutionary
suffixation. Coordinate and subordinate clauses suffix a three-way
distinction of realis vs. irrealis subject-continuity/switch-reference. 



Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Mandan (mhq)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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