Predicate derivations in the Tani languages: root, suffix, both or neither?
Post, Mark (2010) Predicate derivations in the Tani languages: root, suffix, both or neither? In: Morey, Stephen, and Post, Mark, (eds.) North East Indian Linguistics. Cambridge University Press India, New Delhi, India, pp. 175-197.
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It is common among the more-or-less synthetic and agglutinating Tibeto-Burman (TB) languages of the Eastern Himalaya2 to find large sets of semantically rich predicate formatives which function to structurally expand and semantically modify the predicate stem. In example (1) from Lare Galo, a Western (Transitional) Tani language spoken in central Arunachal Pradesh, North East India, the forms in question and their nearest English translations are in bold, as they will be throughout this article.
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