Volume 6, Issue 4 (2012) Pp. 1–11.
- Ghosts, Mirrors, and Adversative Passives in Hul'q'umi'num'
- by Donna B. Gerdts
This note is an exploration into one six-morpheme Hul’q’umi’num’ word
that came up during a discussion on cultural beliefs. Although words
like this one would be used quite rarely, the meaning is nevertheless
discernible from the morphemes it contains. One must access
phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and cultural
knowledge in order to understand this word.
Keywords: Salish languages, lexical suffixes, vowel harmony
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