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By Smeets, Ineke

ISBN-10: 3110195585

ISBN-13: 9783110195583

Mapuche is the language of the Mapuche (or Araucanians), the local population of valuable Chile. The Mapuche language, also referred to as Mapudungu, is spoken by way of approximately 400,000 humans in Chile and 40,000 in Argentina. The Mapuche humans, expected at approximately 1000000, represent the vast majority of the Chilean indigenous inhabitants. The historical past of the Mapuche is the tale of passionate combatants who controlled to prevent the Inca's yet succumbed to the Spanish invaders after and a part century of war. the connection of the Mapuche language with different Amerindian languages has no longer but been validated. Mapuche is a hugely agglutinative language with a posh verbal morphology. This e-book bargains a finished and particular description of the Mapuche language. It features a grammar (phonology, morphology and syntax), a suite of texts (stories, conversations and songs) with morphological analyses and unfastened translations, and a Mapuche-English dictionary with a number of derivations and examples. The grammar is preceded through a socio-historical cartoon of the Mapuche humans and a quick dialogue of  earlier experiences of the Mapuche language. the fabric for the outline used to be accrued via the writer with the aid of 5 Mapuche audio system  with recognition to the dialectal variations among them. The abundance of completely analysed examples makes for a full of life decription of the language. The intricacy of the verbal morphology will arouse the curiosity not just of these who perform Amerindian linguistics but additionally of these who're attracted to language thought and language typology.

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They modify a noun phrase, a verb phrase or an entire sentence. Seventeen particles are discussed in Part VII (chapter 32). This book concludes with a presentation of analyzed and translated texts (Part VIII) and a Mapuche-English dictionary (Part IX). Part II Phonology and morphophonology Chapter 4 Phonemes The Mapuche sound system contains 19 consonant phonemes and 6 vowel phonemes. Unless specified otherwise, the description of the phonetic realization of phonemes holds for all four informants (LQ, MH, RR and MM).

Morphophonologically, l¨ uq is treated as a root with a final consonant; polysyllabic roots ending in [¨ı(γ)] are treated as vowel final (cf. 28). – instead of final u ¨q [¨ıγ] (only found with LQ), the other informants use iq [iγ]; liq ‘white’ (RR, MM, MH). 4 Phonemes Evidence for an interdental-alveolar contrast A distinction between an interdental series t, n, l and an alveolar or plain series t, n, l was recorded as early as 1606. Lenz (1896: 128–129) summarizes the observations in earlier sources, to one of which, Valdivia (1606), I had no access.

Id. ‘to sit on one’s heels’ id. no id. ‘dried and milled peppers’ id. mesken − ‘to share food’ id. no − − ‘soft’ no pa˜ nu − ‘to cook pulse without salt’ − pi ku‘to peep’ id. no pispisa˜ ne a˜ ne − ‘nest’ ‘pig’ sa˜ nwe no − ‘moving along’ − sing´e sing´e iwill− ‘to stir’ − ‘to break wheat-ears’ id. id. − ‘partridge’ id. sillo − ‘bumblebee’ id. no − ‘sweet (of fruit)’ id. no − a id. ‘bad’ id. we ´ ‘to take on the back’ − no − (cf. Sp. ) llashu ‘lasso’ − − − (cf. Sp. ) shanchu ‘pig’ no chanchu sha˜ nchu iwe˜ n diwe˜ n − shiwe˜ n ‘acorn’ (cf.

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