assignment 7 - Languages of the World 103:055 Fall 2009...

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Languages of the World 103:055 Fall 2009 Homework Assignment 7 (due November 5) Part A The following are some forms from Kukú, a Nilotic language spoken in southern Sudan and northern Uganda. Answer completely the questions following the data. 1. siwa ‘bees’ siwatat ‘bee’ 2. nyanyae ‘insects’ nyanyaetat ‘insect’ 3. bari ‘the Bari people’ barinit ‘a Bari person’ 4. jur ‘country, nation’ jurnit ‘foreigner’ 5. guru ‘lizards’ gurutat ‘lizard’ 6. kamir ‘soldiers’ kamirinit ‘soldier’ a. Isolate the morphemes and give the best English translations you can for each one. b. Identify the morphemes as prefixes, suffixes, or roots. Part B The following are sentences from Godoberi, a language of the Caucasus Mountains. Answer completely the questions which follow. (Too many of the sounds don’t have English equivalents, so I won’t bother trying to explain them all.) 1. hincu Xabi ‘The door opened.’ 2. imudi hincu Xabi ‘Father opened the door.’ 3.
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