Anomaly of the (apparent) Cebuano uvulars and Guarani info request
|From:||Trebor Jung <treborjung@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 17, 2004, 21:29|
Apparently, Cebuano has uvulars-- or at least that's the impression I get
from the spelling. I never knew Cebuano (or Austronesianlangs, for that
matter) had such sounds...
"(38) a. nag-tawag ang babayi nakuq.
SUBJ.FOCUS,DUR-call TOPIC woman 1SG,NONTOPIC
'the woman was calling me'
b. babayi ang nag-tawag nakuq.
woman TOPIC SUBJ.FOCUS,DUR-call 1SG,NONTOPIC
'the one who was calling me was a woman'"
(from the excellent clause-type paper
In the Conlang Collaboration group, Paul Bennett írta: "...let me quickly
summarise the split-S language Guarani, because it's quite interesting:
"Transitive verbs ('give', 'steal', 'know') take A and O
Intransitive verbs ('go', 'remain', 'follow') take S_a
Quality verbs (used for adjectives) take S_o
"Transitive and Intransitive verbs may be placed in the imperative. Quality
This sounds pretty cool! Does anyone have any other info on Guarani? (Quotes
from books would be appreciated... :) ) I've read a bit about its phonology
online and that's pretty cool too...