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Linguistics 100: Homework 4 Due at the beginning of class on Friday, September 25. Please remember: Write the name of your GSI on your assignment, and clearly indicate any collaborators. If your assignment is more than one sheet of paper, staple the pages together. Use a computer or typewriter; do not write by hand, except for phonetic symbols if needed. [ revised 4 pm Tuesday afternoon, September 22.] Problem 1: Rule ordering in Makah (4 points) Makah, a language belonging to the Wakashan language family, is spoken around Neah Bay in the northwestern corner of the Olympic peninsula in northwestern Washington State. In the data given below, the following suffixes (elements of words) are found: /-dak w / ‘have X’ /-uk/ ‘to be X’ /-a ì / ‘included’ /-a :P a ì / ‘keep X-ing’ /-juk/ ‘do’ /-ak w / ‘being or doing X’ /- P as-/ ‘in vessel’ /- P it ì < / ‘get X’ /-u P a ì / ‘perceive’ /-s/ ‘precisely, real’ /- P u : ts < / ‘his/her’ /- S it ì < / ‘X-ed’ /-qa : k/ ‘question’ Makah has no simple CVC words, i.e. one-syllable words whose vowel is short (except in restricted grammatical categories you may ignore). Various Makah words are shown below: the words on the left are relatively simple; the related words on the right are more complex, formed with the suffixes above. Asterisks (*) mark word-forms, not directly documented in the Makah grammar, that I have confidently made up using the rules provided there. simple word
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