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Unformatted text preview: doctor.” Gloss 46 Parts of Speech: Cross-linguistic issues (3) Irish Gaelic a. Ní ith ­eann Seán Neg eat ­3sm John “John doesn’t eat.” b. Ní dochtúir ­é Seán Neg doctor ­3sm John “John is not a doctor.” Transla/on 47 Parts of Speech: Cross-linguistic issues (3) Irish Gaelic a. Ní ith ­eann Seán Neg eat ­3sm John “John doesn’t eat.” b. Ní dochtúir ­é Seán Neg doctor ­3sm John “John is not a doctor.” Interlinear Gloss 48 Parts of Speech: Cross-linguistic issues (4) Kwamera a. Iak ­imiki Kuri u 1s ­dislike dog this “I don’t like this dog” b. ianpin iak ­am ­óuihi ihi when 1s ­prog ­small s/ll “when I was s/ll small” 49 •  A controversial ques/on: do all languages have the same core lexical parts of speech (i.e. Nouns, Verbs, Adjec/ves)? Possibly not. For example, it has been argued by some linguists that not all languages have adjec/ves, but rather encode words with 'adjec/ve ­ like' meanings as either nouns or verbs. Kwamera may or may not be an example of this. In week 6 we will see an example of a language that has been argued not to have nouns! 50 Content vs. Functional Categories –  Content categories: provide...
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