The Marking of Nonsingular Verbal Obects in Natchez1

  title={The Marking of Nonsingular Verbal Obects in Natchez1},
  author={Geoffrey Kimball},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={133 - 147}
  • Geoffrey Kimball
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
The Natchez dependent verb has four principal parts or root shapes, which encode the number of that verb's subjects and objects. This system of root shapes is created by an abstract system of suffixation, the rules for which are complicated but completely regular. However, the occurrence of these principal parts in natural texts suggests that the semantics of the system are far more complex than previously understood, and that in addition to marking objects as singular and plural, the system… 



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