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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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