Test 2 warm-up - Languages of the World 103:055 Fall 2009...

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Languages of the World 103:055 Fall 2009 Test 2 warm-up exercises A. The following data demonstrate one way of forming superlative adjectives in Tagalog (Philippines). Answer the questions that follow. The following data demonstrate one way of forming superlatives in Tagalog (Philippines). 1. banal ‘virtuous’ kabanalbanalan ‘most virtuous’ 2. liit ‘small’ kaliitliitan ‘smallest’ 3. luma ‘old’ kalumalumaan ‘oldest’ 4. mura ‘cheap’ kamuramuraan ‘cheapest’ 5. linis ‘clean’ kalinislinisan ‘cleanest’ i. What process or processes are involved in superlative formation in these Tagalog data? ii. Describe how superlatives are formed in these Tagalog data. iii. Is this an example of derivational or inflectional morphology? iv. If takot means ‘afraid’, how would you say ‘most afraid’ in Tagalog? B. Following are some data from Polish (Slavic, Poland). Answer the questions that follow. You should focus your attention on the form of the nouns in the sentences. (1) Max
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