A dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (Studies in the Anthropology of by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

By Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

Show description

Read Online or Download A dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians) PDF

Best anthropology books

A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History

What brought the ape out of the bushes, and so the guy out of the ape, was once a flavor for blood. this is often how the tale went, while a couple of fossils present in Africa within the Nineteen Twenties appeared to element to searching because the first human task between our simian forebears-the strength in the back of our upright posture, ability with instruments, household preparations, and warlike methods.

Remembering to Live: Illness at the Intersection of Anxiety and Knowledge in Rural Indonesia (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory)

Sasaks, a humans of the Indonesian archipelago, deal with one of many country's worst future health files through using a number of scientific traditions, together with their very own mystery ethnomedical wisdom. yet anxiousness, within the presence and shortage of ailment, profoundly shapes the methods Sasaks use therapeutic and information.

The Book of Werewolves (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

With the surprising histories of 10 recognized situations, this vintage blends technological know-how, superstition, and fiction to inform the whole tale of the werewolves between us. the 1st critical educational learn of lycanthropy and "blood-lust" written in English, this publication attracts upon an enormous physique of commentary, fable, and lore.

Worldviews, Science and Us: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Worlds, Cultures and Society, Proceedings of the Workshop on Worlds, Cultures and Society

This quantity is a part of the "Worldviews, technology and Us" sequence of complaints and comprises numerous contributions just about worlds, cultures and society. It represents the complaints of a number of workshops and dialogue panels geared up via the Leo Apostel heart for Interdisciplinary experiences in the framework of the "Research at the building of Integrating Worldviews" study neighborhood organize via the Flanders Fund for medical learn, over the time period among 2005 to 2010.

Extra info for A dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians)

Example text

Dual number for both agent and patient is marked by the prefix si- DU, which precedes the modal prefix [table 12:6]. P + raspii ‘look for’ + -Ø PERF; cp. A + raspii ‘look for’ + -Ø PERF Table 10. ir- rak- rak- ak- AN PATIENT 3 rd raar- INAN ir- . . ak- ak- + raar- AN INDV Possession. Both subject and object possession are marked by either single prefixes or combinations of prefixes. There is a distinction between regular and partitive possession, and between simple subject ownership and actual subject physical possession.

His ‘perfective’ Reduction. A + hak ‘pass by’ + -his PERF + -ta INT Rule 4R. Stem-final Vocalic Reduplication. A + pahaat ‘be red’ + Ø ‘be’; cf. A + huraar‘ground’ + tararit ‘be burned, scorched’ + -Ø ‘be’; cf. iriiratarariitu ‘where it is scorched’ Vowels: Unrestricted Rules Two or more contiguous vowels, either across a morpheme boundary or within a morpheme, contract, except when either of two conditions occurs: (1) the second of two vowels is long, or (2) two vowels are in word-final position or preceding a final consonant.

In the following example the stem is the discontinuous form hiir (uur . ) ‘be good; be good-looking’ and, as with a in the preceding example, the stem base hiir has no independent meaning. A/P + aar ‘do’ + -Ø PERF The preverb ut- is identical in form to the benefactive/dative ut-, and when a verb such as ‘to do’ has a benefactive patient, the benefactive is expressed by the sequence ir . ri . POSS + aar ‘do’ + -Ø Verbs: Classes and Major Constituents There are four major classes of verb stems, each characterized by distinctive inflectional properties: • • • • active verbs, both transitive and intransitive; passive (or stative) verbs,9 which generally describe actions that befall people, who have no control over that action, and so what is interpretively an agent (or subject) pronoun is grammatically a patient (or object) pronoun; descriptive verbs, which in general are the equivalent of adjectives in English–that is, English constructions comprising the copular verb ‘to be’ followed by an adjective; locative verbs, which usually describe a location and are the equivalent of English constructions of the verb ‘to be’ followed by a preposition or prepositional phrase.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.40 of 5 – based on 13 votes