By Lichtenberk, Frantisek

Toqabaqita is an Austronesian language spoken by means of nearly 13,000 humans at the island of Malaita within the south-eastern Solomon Islands. This two-volume grammar is the 1st entire description of the language, in keeping with the author's box paintings. The grammar bargains with the phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse styles of the language, in addition to with its touch with Solomon Islands Pijin. it will likely be of distinctive curiosity to typologists and to experts in Austronesian linguistics.

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More recent information on various aspects of Toqabaqita society can be found in Frazer (1973, 1981) and Foana’ota (1994). Within Austronesian, Toqabaqita is a member of the Oceanic subgroup. 2, respectively. 2. Previous studies of the language The first description of the grammar of the language is Ray’s (1926: 498–513) sketch, which appears to be based primarily on a translation of the New Testament (Na alaofua falu: …. (1923 [1977]),1 and on the translations of the Gospels from 1914 and 1918.

7/ elements is not known. 7/, there are also the forms /lnnr+/ ‘up there’ and /–77r+/ ‘down there’, with geminate vowels, which function as general locative demonstratives. The origin of the element /r+/ is not known. And besides /–77r+/, there is also the general locative demonstrative /–77baa/ ‘down there’, which consists of /–77/ and the determiner demonstrative /baa/ ‘that’ (see 2-31c) above. 3), geminate vowels count as being in different syllables: (2-32) a. OBJ ‘cover him/her/it’ [67y7:$+p‹], not: *[67p:$+‹] b.

Nl+/ (intr. ) ‘return’ /a–7-s+/ ‘scatter, sprinkle’ /n–7/ (intr. ) ‘flakes, crumbs’ /n–7-–7-a/ gather-RDP-DVN ‘group, gathering, congregation’ In transitive verbs that contain a transitive suffix, the suffix follows the reduplicant. The reduplicant is part of a phonological foot with the base (2-63) a. OBJ ‘keep crying for him/her/it’ ‘cry for him/her/it’ b. OBJ ‘keep imitating him/her-it’ ‘imitate him/her/it’ The other reduplication pattern found with vowel-initial bases applies to words of the form VCV.

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