By Kenneth Hale.; Nash, David George
Thesis. 1980. Ph.D.--Massachusetts Institute of expertise. Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy.
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Not only was yuka used in tile sense of munga (no doubt from the association of 'sunset' with 'night'), but even the related word mungalyurru 'morning, around sunrise' was replaced by yukalyurru. With some speakers, there may be more possibilities. For instance, there is a textual example of: pangi-pangi-ma-ni 'to dig by hand around cooking ashes to heap up ashes for cook1ng' (cf. pangi-rnt 'to dig). Note also that when verbs are borrowed into Warlpiri, at least from English, they are taken as Preverbs of ma-ni or -jarri-mi (cf.
Here, I take the conservative approach (and Hale's lead) in not identifying the homophonous Case and Complementiser suffixes, but I unify them to the exte~t of providing the "same morpheme" with a variety of context frames. Their intimate connexion arises more forcefully in the investigation of their semantic properties, and in historical reconstruction -- for which see Au~tin, 1980, for a discussion of bivalent Case and Complementiser in Australian areal perspective. Morphologically, the Complementisers are subclassified as to whether they occur with an immediately following Ergative or Dative suffix.
And only occur5 with rIa immediately preceding. ) In general, there is little interdependency among the elements in the Auxiliary. ) or one. What interdependency there is, is not simply expressible in terms of labelled brackets and context frames, or some equivalent encoding of hierarchical structure. Such considerations are behind the property (v) of "flatness". As to the inability of the Auxiliary to host enclitics, property (iii) above, I propose that the Auxiliary word, unlike other Warlpiri words, does not have any category brackets.