By Anton Rush, Jane Applebee

Geared toward upper-intermediate and advanced-level newbies, this can be considered one of a sequence which deals ELT scholars additional assistance and perform in parts of the language which they locate fairly tough. The ebook is appropriate for either lecture room and self-study use, and comprises a hundred and fifty idiom entries, divided into sections - old, new, international and funny, proverbs, metaphors and similes, and slang. quite a few workout forms is incorporated.

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O. takes off her skis" (weak nasal) e. o. o. o. o. o. o. shoots an animal" For plosive-initial verbs, alternation is the same as for plosive-initial nouns. PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOPHONEMICS 51 (42) noun + verb (Jakobson 1971:91) a. o. o. o. dries autumn salmon" b. o. o. pads his shoes with grass" In the third case, the verb + noun complex, a reduced set of alternation conditions applies due to the fact that an attributive verb forn. is assumed to have lost the weak final nasal (corresponding to the participle suffix on Sakhalin).

Is just, sincere" 28 DEPENDENT-HEAD SYNTHESIS IN NIVKH Nouns may be derived from verbs (see examples in (56)) and vice versa (see (57)) with the help of suffixes. The derivations are fully integrated into the new category (cf. Panfilov 1962:41-51, 1965:14-21), a feature characteristic of polysynthetic languages (see Drossard 1997:259-260). (56) a. verb → noun derivation (cf. Panfilov 1962:41-51) -s ~ -ř agent/patient/instrumental/abstract nouns, bearer of a property ev-s "handle" (ev- "take, hold") tχoñḑi-s "freight" (tχoñḑi- "be loaded") kulkul-s "wheel" (kulkul- "round") per-s "heavy load" (per- "heavy") vers "wideness" (ver"wide") puţi-s "broom" (vuţi- "sweep") qov-s "ladle" (ʁov"scoop") k'uv-s "hoop" (xuv- "hoop") prov-s "nail" (-zrov- "nail") moq-s "piece" (-moq- "cut in slices") b.

O. o. o. " hatx-ţ "sth. flakes off' jiv-ḍ "sth. o. o. o. o. o. o. " The effect of consonant alternation is that the clustering of two plosives or two fricatives is avoided by dissimilation of the initial sound of the head morpheme in a complex. g. t'olv-vo "summer village"); or (iii) two adjoining fricatives are the result of another secondary morphophonemic process: The morpheme-final consonants /k/ and /q/ assimilate in the manner of articulation to a following /x/ or /χ/, which are themselves the result of consonant alternation (cf.

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