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CHAT: Pima determiners

From:dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 22, 2000, 16:52
On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Marcus Smith wrote:

> I understand the point of view. I'm studying Pima right now, and its > determiner system is leaving me confused. The article 'heg' never modifies > a noun before the auxiliary, but modifies almost all of them after the > verb. But so far it seems to be completely optional. It gets used with > nouns and names. But sometimes there is a demonstrative instead of 'heg', > and I'm not sure if there is a reason or if my consultant just feels like > translating things that way. Very perplexing. Very fun.
I won't say a thing; not a thing. Even though I *really* want to ... Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga