By John M. Keegan
A Reference Grammar of Mbay offers an exceptional creation to the grammars of Mbay, a Central-Sudanic languuge of the Sara kinfolk defined in a Dictionary of Mbay by way of an analogous writer. it truly is in line with huge box examine one of the Mbay in Chad in the course of the interval facts for the dictionary used to be accrued. The grammar is diveded into 8 sections. the 1st 5 describe the phonology and morphology. First. segmental phonology is defined, and a radical rationalization and justification of the writing method is equipped, through an outline of tone and vowel size. the second one part treats morpheme constitution, with emphasis at the canonical and harmonic constraints which restrict the form of Mbay morphemes. The inflectional paradigms are defined within the 3rd part, and this can be within the fourth by means of a proof of the phonological swap linked to inflection, with emphasis on an outline of the differing kinds of tonal swap. part 5 treats the restricted observe formation techniques present in the language. part six via 8 deal with Mbay syntax. part six describes the constitution and makes use of of the several different types and subcategories, and contains descriptions of alienable/inalienable nouns, verb element, serial verbs, adjectival makes use of of verbs and nouns, and a few of the makes use of of ideophones, specifiers and compleentizers. part seven offers with observe order, describing sentence order in addition to the constitution of the noun, verb and prepositional word. incorporated during this part are a couple of specified buildings and expressions. regularly, the outline contained in those sections makes an attempt to be vast in scope, and comprises explanatations of ways to precise universal options (e.g. lifestyles, impersonal expression, comparability, superlative, etx.) in addition to fascinating elements of Mbay syntax which go beyond person different types (eg. the inspiration of 'standing/ sitting/lying').
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A reference grammar of Mbay by John M. Keegan