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Four Finisterre-Huon languages: an introduction

Sarvasy, Hannah


The verbal categories of Finisterre-Huon Papuan languages Awara, Ma Manda, Nek, and Nungon are typologically remarkable in several ways. Their tense systems have multiple subdivisions within past and future tenses. Tense is fused with number, but the number system varies depending on tense, with the most number values distinguished in the future tenses. Immediate and delayed imperatives are distinguished, with the immediate imperative implying brusqueness and the delayed imperative...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-08
Type: Journal article
Source: STUF - Language Typology and Universals
DOI: 10.1515/stuf-2014-0017
Access Rights: Open Access


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