Belated thanks and Mohawk question, was Re: Head-marking languages and adpositions?
|From:||Amanda Babcock <langs@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 31, 2002, 21:53|
A month and a half ago Dirk Elzinga and Jesse Bangs gave me some useful
pointers on finding out more about head-marking languages.
In particular, Jesse wrote in response to my question about languages
that exemplify different features:
> Turkish as agglutinating, nom-acc, dependent-marking
> Mohawk (or related langs) as polysynthetic, active
> Tagalog as trigger, head-initial, head-marking
...as a result of which I ordered the Kanyen'keha Tewatati (Let's Speak
Mohawk) book and tapes and am enjoying the language.
The book is better than many NA language guides - it's more than just
a phrasebook, and does have some grammar - but I need to know more. There
have got to be more processes than just the ones they provide. Does anyone
know some good references for Mohawk, maybe a comprehensive grammar?