Classificatory Verb Stems in the Apachean Languages

  title={Classificatory Verb Stems in the Apachean Languages},
  author={Harry Hoijer},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={13 - 23}
  • H. Hoijer
  • Published 1945
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
The Athapaskan languages frequently employ verb stems that refer not to a characteristic type of event, such as stand or give or fall, but to the class of object or objects conceived as participating in such an event, whether as actor or goal. Thus, in all the Apachean languages, there is no simple verb to give but a number of parallel verb themes consisting of a certain sequence of prefixes plus a classificatory verb stem. The sequence of prefixes is the same for each theme but the stem varies… Expand
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