Assignment 2 - Languages of the World 103:055 Fall 2009...

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Languages of the World 103:055 Fall 2009 Homework Assignment #2 (due September 17) Answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper, typing or writing legibly. A. The following data are from Tagalog, an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines. (NB: There are special morphemes labeled PRT for ‘particle’. For the purposes of this exercise, ignore these. We will discuss them later in the semester.) (15 points) (1) Nakalimot ng libro niya si Maria. forgot PRT book her PRT M ‘Maria forgot her book.’ (2) Humihina ng pera kay Rosa si Maria. borrows PRT money from R PRT M ‘Maria borrowed money from Rosa.’ (3) Bumili ng bahay na maliit ang ama ni Juan. buy PRT house PRT little PRT father PRT J ‘Juan’s father bought a small house.’ (4) Bumili ng regalang para sa titser ang Maria. buy PRT present for PRT teacher PRT M ‘Maria bought a present for the teacher.’ 1. What is the basis order of subject verb and object in Tagalog? What is your evidence? 2.
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