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Glossing the stop-morpheme in Joshua Tanaka's language

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry@...>
Date:Monday, August 30, 2004, 16:32
Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...> wrote:

>On Saturday 28 August 2004 01:10, joshua tanaka wrote:
> >alyo, yeirg-in os zhash-yep > >greetings, name-(my) is josh-(stop) > >hello my name is josh.
>And damn, get rid of that 'stop'! You needn't translate >sentence marks. When your punctuation differs from English >(or other natlangs using the Latin alphabet) you can
Actually, since his language uses this stop-morpheme with allophones /yep/ and /b/, he does need to include "stop" in the gloss. But it would be better to use dashes rather than parentheses (as in the Leipzig rules) to show clear morpheme boundaries, and gloss it as "STOP" rather than "stop" to show it is a grammatical function clitic. Something like this: alyo, yeirg-in os zhash-yep greetings name-1SG be Josh-STOP - Jim Henry