hmwrk 5 LIN200 SP10_Mohawk

hmwrk 5 LIN200 SP10_Mohawk -...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

hmwrk 5 LIN200 SP10_Mohawk -...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online