The Disjunct Boundary in the Navajo and Tanaina Verb Prefix Complexes

@article{Kari1975TheDB,
  title={The Disjunct Boundary in the Navajo and Tanaina Verb Prefix Complexes},
  author={J. Kari},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={1975},
  volume={41},
  pages={330 - 345}
}
  • J. Kari
  • Published 1975
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
0. The complexity of the Athapaskan languages is in the verb. The components of the mystery are remarkably uniform throughout the vast Athapaskan language area. Fifty or so prefixes, which perform a range of inflectional and derivational functions, appear in a rigid order in ten or so positions before the verb stem. An intricate tense modal system is marked by a set of prefixes and by suffixal alternations in the verb stem. To date, our knowledge of the inner workings of the Athapaskan verb is… Expand
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