A New Approach to ky- and -ng in Kari’nja: Evidentiality or Something Else?

@article{Yamada2011ANA,
  title={A New Approach to ky- and -ng in Kari’nja: Evidentiality or Something Else?},
  author={R. Yamada},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={2011},
  volume={77},
  pages={59 - 89}
}
  • R. Yamada
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
This paper addresses two verbal affixes in Kari’nja, the ky- prefix and the -ng suffix, and the constructions in which they appear. -ng appears in several constructions, while ky- appears only in what is called here “the ky- construction.” Hoff (1986) assigned the two affixes to a greater interacting system of evidentiality in the language that includes these two morphemes as well as a closed class of 17 evidential particles. The present account posits that ky- was, historically, a marker of… Expand
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