When Is a Language Really Dead: The Case of Pochutec

  title={When Is a Language Really Dead: The Case of Pochutec},
  author={T. Knab},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={230 - 233}
  • T. Knab
  • Published 1980
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
'nee 'tiis bi'kVeeh dah nasii'baal4 we climbed a tree 't?iis bi'k?eeh dah na'sinfbaalt you climbed a tree The noun t?iis has primary stress in the first sentence, but secondary in the second and third. The stem morphemes have primary stress in the first and second cases but secondary stress in the last case, where primary stress attaches to a prefix. The same pattern of primary stress on a prefix, secondary stress on the stem morpheme, is seen in: ha'di hna'yai'hee6 where's he from ? mbi'gaan h… Expand
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