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15 SURVEY OF CALIFORNIA AND OTHER INDIAN LANGUAGES Structure and Contact in Languages of the Americas

@inproceedings{SylakGlassman201315SO,
  title={15 SURVEY OF CALIFORNIA AND OTHER INDIAN LANGUAGES Structure and Contact in Languages of the Americas},
  author={John Sylak-Glassman and Justin Spence},
  year={2013}
}
This paper investigates the functions of the verbal suffix -shka in Imbabura Quichua (IQ), a Quechua IIB language spoken in the northern highlands of Ecuador. Cole (1982:148) analyzes -shka as — among other functions — a perfect aspect inflection on main verbs, noting that it indicates in addition “a degree of surprise.” Cognate forms in other Quechua languages have been labelled ‘sudden discovery tense’ and translated as ‘it turned out that. . .’ even though they are reportedly not restricted… 

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