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By Ruth Singer

The use of grammatical gender within the Australian language Mawng calls into query winning rules in regards to the features of nominal type structures. Mawng’s gender method has a powerful semantic foundation and performs an enormous position within the building of which means in discourse. Gender contract in verbs is usually lexicalized, growing idioms known as lexicalised contract verbs which are structurally just like noun-verb idioms. This e-book can be of curiosity to a person attracted to nominal type or cross-linguistic ways to idioms.

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4 Quantifiers The most common quantifiers are bound nominal roots and are listed in Table 6. Table 6 Quantifiers Nominal root -murra -garra -arawungut -matpa -ara gloss many, much, a lot of many, much, a lot of few other, one some, other The nominal roots -murra and -garra have very similar meanings. An example of the use of -murra is shown in (2-11) and an example of the use of -garra is shown in (2-12). Noun phrase boundaries are indicated by square brackets. 13 I have included these verbs even though they do not clearly involve the suffix -(ny)mi because it may be possible to derive their form from -(ny)mi in some way.

Mawng having and without nominals are best categorised as a subclass of the part of speech nominal. 2 -wuran 'belong to (land), come from (place)' There are semantic and syntactic similarities between the having and without nominals discussed above, and the nominal root -wuran 'come from' shown in (2-25). from Wamarli. name I think he came from Wamarli (a buffalo who swum from Wamarli to Warruwi). Nganaparru3 014 Like the expression 'to come from' in English, -wuran may refer to a recent location of an entity as in (2-25), or its permanent origin as in (2-26).

5 which are morphologically verbs but usually have the function reference rather than predication. 28 and oblique pronouns - the parts of speech with the closest functional parallels to case markers in Mawng. Mawng having and without nominals are best categorised as a subclass of the part of speech nominal. 2 -wuran 'belong to (land), come from (place)' There are semantic and syntactic similarities between the having and without nominals discussed above, and the nominal root -wuran 'come from' shown in (2-25).

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