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By N.J. Enfield

Lao is the nationwide language of Laos, and can also be spoken commonly in Thailand and Cambodia. it's a tone language of the Tai-Kadai kinfolk (Southwestern Tai branch). Lao is an severe instance of the separating, analytic language kind. This ebook is the main finished grammatical description of Lao so far. It describes and analyses the $64000 constructions of the language, together with classifiers, sentence-final debris, and serial verb structures. specific realization is paid to grammatical subject matters from a semantic, pragmatic, and typological perspective.

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