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By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

it is a entire reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from a distant zone within the northwest Amazonian jungle. Its audio system generally marry somebody talking a distinct language, and accordingly most folk are fluent in 5 - 6 languages. due to this rampant multilingualism, Tariana combines a couple of good points inherited from the protolanguage with houses subtle from neighbouring yet unrelated Tucanoan languages. Typologically strange positive aspects of the language contain: an array of classifiers self reliant of genders, advanced serial verbs, case marking looking on the topicality of a noun, and double marking of case and of quantity. Tariana has compulsory evidentiality: each sentence encompasses a exact point indicating even if the data used to be obvious, heard, or inferred via the speaker, or no matter if the speaker bought it from someone else. This grammar could be a helpful source-book for linguists and others drawn to ordinary languages.

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