By J. Randolph Valentine
This descriptive reference grammar of Nishnaabemwin (Odawa and jap Ojibwe), a huge dialect crew inside of modern Ojibwe spoken within the neighborhood of Lake Huron in Southern Ontario, represents the main finished works on an Algonquin language released up to now. It contains huge descriptive therapy of phonology, orthography, inflectional morphology, derivational morphology, and significant structural and practical syntactic different types. issues of grammar are copiously illustrated with instance sentences listed with thorough grammatical annotations. an in depth word list of normal Algonquian linguistic phrases is additionally provided.Written for either the start linguist in addition to the student of Algonquian languages, this grammar presents uncomplicated reasons of linguistic phrases in addition to a radical and finished learn of the language. Nishnaabemwin Reference Grammar represents an incredible contribution to linguistics regularly and to Algonquian language examine particularly.
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Part II: Mixed-Up Words (and How to Unmix Them) 61 • This rule doesn’t apply to words with an -ing ending: carry = carrying, empty = emptying. • This rule also doesn’t apply to words in which the -y is preceded by a vowel: delay = delayed, enjoy = enjoyable. • Two or more words that join to form a compound word usually keep the original spelling of each word: cufflink, billfold, bookcase, football. • If a word ends in -ie, change the -ie to -y before adding -ing: die = dying, lie = lying, tie = tying.
Insofar as brackets are needed at all, you can use them to enclose information that’s nonessential. ” 52 If I Was You . . Wrong: “Marilyn loved Frank but . . ” Misuse of Ellipses and Slashes Ellipsis points or marks (three spaced periods) let readers know that some material from a quotation has been omitted. Look at this sentence: • Marilyn loved Frank, but her parents, with whom she lived, thought he was unreliable. If you needed to quote that sentence but the part about living with her parents had no relevance to what you were saying, you could use ellipsis points in this way: • “Marilyn loved Frank, but her parents .
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Nishnaabemwin Reference Grammar by J. Randolph Valentine