hmwrk 5 LIN200 SP10_Mohawk

hmwrk 5 LIN200 SP10_Mohawk - Homework#5, Due:April29,2010...

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Homework#5, Native American Languages Due: April 29, 2010 Mohawk  is a polysynthetic language, using affixes for most changes in meaning.  One  word expresses the idea that would be conveyed in an entire sentence in a non- polysynthetic language.   1. How is the Mohawk grammatical system different from a somewhat  isolating  language like English or a truly  isolating  language like Chinese? How does  Mohawk use  affixes 1   differently from these other languages? (Use the examples  from Mohawk below to give you an idea of the language. You can also consult  the  Native American Languages  powerpoint slides regarding the different  language types presented on April 8 th  and 13 th   and reacquaint yourself with  Chinese from Chih-hsiang’s talk on April 15)  Mohawk: She:kon Yasataweia’t Again toward you enter English: Hello Come on in Mohawk: Shennen’ko:wa  ken?
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course LIN 200 taught by Professor Julia during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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hmwrk 5 LIN200 SP10_Mohawk - Homework#5, Due:April29,2010...

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