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Building an Achumawi Linguistic Database
Bruce Nevin, Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

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Achumawi -ci (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Achumawi -ci
Author: Bruce E. Nevin
Abstract: The Achumawi verb tuci [duji], like English "do", can be used in construction with a word that is not a verb to form a verb phrase. There is a large class of verbs ending with suffix -ci that probably has this origin historically.This diachronic process seems to be observable in some verbs showing stages of noun incorporation. Construction with tuci may be a productive way to accommodate loan words in language revitalization work that is now becoming more active. This paper presents a variety of examples that demonstrate these relationships and some additional implications.
Date: 01/04/2014
Conference Name: LSA Annual Meeting, SSILA sessions