example sentences in a dictionary
Laura C Robinson
lcrobinson at ALASKA.EDU
Tue Oct 19 20:09:15 UTC 2010
I am wondering about formatting example sentences in a dictionary.
This dictionary is aimed at linguistic audiences (it will be bundled
with the grammar, and it is written in English, which no Agta people
speak yet). In the grammar section, I used - for a morpheme boundary
and = for a clitic boundary. So, should the example sentences in the
dictionary be broken down in the same way? Or not at all? Or some
other way (although I would like to do something that isn't too
inconsistent with the grammar section)?
iabad v. tie something around waist
Obus pag-man, ni-abad=na i arikawat=na
Obus pagman, niabadna i arikawatna.
'After chewing betel, he tied his betel nut pack around his waist.'
This sentence has a very typical amount of morphology.
Laura C. Robinson
Department of Linguistics
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
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