ling 101_assignment ch. 1 - Ling 101 Chapter 1 Assignment...

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Ling 101 Chapter 1 Assignment 3. a. mbood: not possible (English does not allow for the group of consonants “mb” to be at the beginning of a word) b. frall: possible c. coofp: not possible (English does not allow for the group of consonants “fp”) d. ktleem: not possible (English does not allow for the group of consonants “ktl” to be at the beginning of a word) e. sproke: possible f. flube: possible g. possible h.possible 5. a. Unacceptable; Jason’s mother left him with nothing to eat. In the first sentence, a reflexive pronoun refers to the person who is receiving the action of the subject (Jason), rather than the subject of the sentence (mother). This construction is not possible in English. In the second version, the pronoun “him” refers to Jason because he is not performing an action upon himself (which would require the reflexive pronoun). b. Unacceptable; Miriam is eager to talk to Jane. The first sentence is unacceptable because in English, “to talk to” must be followed by a pronoun or noun to complete the
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2009 for the course LING 101 taught by Professor Galloway during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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