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    A Syntactic Treatment of Nukuoro Demonstratives
    ( 2024) Asperheim, Margaret ; Fukuda, Shinichiro ; Linguistics
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    A study of Fijian grammatical particles
    ( 1973) Shōji, Kakuko ; Linguistics
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    The verb in Bena-Bena: its form and function
    ([Honolulu], 1970) Young, Robert Alexander
    This work gives a description of the structure of the verb in Bena-bena, a language of the Eastern Highlands District of the Territory of New Guinea. The study of the composition of the verb gives much deeper insight into the structure of the language than does the study of other constituents of the clause. This paper therefore deals only with the verb constructions.
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    The structure of the Penrhyn phrase
    ([Honolulu], 1968) Yasuda, Ayako
    Penrhyn is a Polynesian language spoken on the atoll of Tongareva in the Northern Cook Islands.The Northern Cook Islands form an area for which information is particularly deficient. Penrhyn is in the Northern Cooks and there is no grammar or dictionary of this language.The purpose of this thesis is, therefore, to discover and describe the structure of the Penrhyn phrase so that it will fill one of the existing gaps in our knowledge of the Polynesian languages and at the same time it will give an idea of the range of differentiation to be found within the Cook Islands.
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    Tuamotuan phonology
    ([Honolulu], 1969) Kuki, Hiroshi
    This thesis deals with the phonology of Tuamotuan.Three styles of speech are distinguished in this thesis, namely slow deliberate speech, fast deliberate speech and natural speech.
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    A preliminary statement of Witu grammar: the syntatic role and structure of the verb
    ([Honolulu], 1967) Kerr, Harland B.
    The following grammatical description of Witu adheres to no particular descriptive model. It is essentially a working analysis aiming to consolidate information already gained as a stepping stone to further insights into the grammatical structure of the language. It is particularly concerned with verbal constructions. Nominal constructions are less structured than verbal constructions and reveal relatively little significance to an interpretation of clause and sentence patterns.
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    Palauan phonology
    ([Honolulu], 1968) Carlson, Clayton H.
    This paper looks at determining the general phonemic inventory of Palauan. Location and history, dialectical variation, analysis of syllables, consonants, consonant allophones, vowel allophones, excrescent schwa; distribution of consonants, vowels and initial syllables without vowels. Stress, pitch, tone, terminal contour, internal juncture, text and a comparison with Oiterong and Hsu are also discussed.
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    Substitutes and classifiers in Trukese
    ([Honolulu], 1968) Benton, Richard Anthony
    The primary concerns of this study are the investigation of the forms and processes in Chuukese which correspond to definitions of 'substitutes’ and ’substitution', and of the nature of numeral and possessive classification in Chuukese Related concepts found in the work of later writers, are explored.The systems of numeral and possessive classification, perhaps among the most interesting aspects of Chuukese for speakers of Indo-European languages, are examined.The classifiers and classification systems are discussed in relation to each other, as well as to their functioning within the general process of substitution. Grammatical assumptions characterize the present study. Pronouns, demonstratives, pro-sentences, and other Chuukese 'substitutes' are examined.
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