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HW7 - ‘I will sit’ A Make a list of all the morphemes...

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1 Introduction to Linguistics Homework 7 (100 points) Due Wednesday, July 21 st at the beginning of class (Don’t forget to transcribe your name! – 2 pts.) Cree morphology The following lists of words are from Cree, an Algonquian language spoken in Canada. (1) Cree nouns (2) Cree verbs a. [ t͡ʃiimaan ] ‘canoe’ a. [ akimew ] ‘s/he counts’ b. [ni t͡ʃiimaan] ‘my canoe’ b. [ nitakimen] ‘I count’ c. [ soonija ] ‘money’ c. [ apiw ] ‘s/he sits’ d. [ nisoonija ] ‘my money’ d. [ nitapin ] ‘I sit’ e. [ wijaaʃ ] ‘meat’ e. [ ispelohkew ] ‘s/he rests’ f. [ niwijaaʃ ] ‘my meat’ f. [ nitispelohken ] ‘I rest’ g. [ astotin ] ‘hat’ g. [ kaakimew ] ‘s/he will count’ h. [ nitastotin ] ‘my hat’ h. [ nikaakimen ] ‘I will count’ i. [ ospwaakan ] ‘pipe’ i. [ kaapiw ] ‘s/he will sit’ j. [ nitospwaakan ] ‘my pipe’ j. [ nikaapin
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Unformatted text preview: ] ‘I will sit’ A. Make a list of all the morphemes in (1) and (2). If you find that a morpheme has multiple allomorphs, list all the allomorphs together for that morpheme. B. For each of the morphemes you’ve found that has multiple allomorphs, explain what determines where each allomorph appears. What are the conditioning environments for the allomorphs? C. For each of the Cree affixes, specify whether it is a prefix, suffix, infix, or circumfix. D. How do the forms of the morphemes for ‘I’ and ‘my’ differ? How are they similar? E. Give the word templates for Cree nouns and verbs (one template each). F. As far as you can tell from the (admittedly limited) number of word forms given above, can Cree noun roots be free, or are they always bound? What about Cree verb roots? Explain....
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