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By Lichtenberk, Frantisek

Toqabaqita is an Austronesian language spoken through nearly 13,000 humans at the island of Malaita within the south-eastern Solomon Islands. This two-volume grammar is the 1st accomplished description of the language, in response to the author's box paintings. The grammar bargains with the phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse styles of the language, in addition to with its touch with Solomon Islands Pijin. it will likely be of targeted curiosity to typologists and to experts in Austronesian linguistics.

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R7–+r7/ /6a6n/ (intr. ) /6aa–+la/ [–+r7$+r7] [6a&n] [6aa:$+l‹] ‘move jerkingly’ ‘play games’ ‘centipede’ 8 Phonology d. e. f. 2. '$a &atn] ‘one day’ Prenasalization All the voiced plosives, /b/, /d/, /g/ and /gdb/, and the glide /w/ exhibit homorganic prenasalization. However, the degree of prenasalization is not the same for all the segments, and for some of them its presence and strength depends on their position in a word. Velar prenasalization — with /g/, /gdb/ and /w/ — is always present in normal speech (see below for exceptions), regardless of word position.

Bn6n/ ‘pig’ e. /677677/ 15 ‘be soft’ Sequences of two or more non-identical vowels occur within morphemes, each vowel forming a syllable of its own. (2-23) a. c. e. ’ b. d. f. /bn'/ ‘puff up’ /0'n/ ‘collapse’ /lala+a/ ‘ginger’ Across morpheme boundaries, sequences of more than two vowels that are not all identical are common: (2-24) a. b. c. sb. sb-LIP ‘take advantage of others’ On the other hand, at most two identical vowels can occur next to each other within morphemes and across morpheme boundaries.

C. e. ’ b. d. f. /bn'/ ‘puff up’ /0'n/ ‘collapse’ /lala+a/ ‘ginger’ Across morpheme boundaries, sequences of more than two vowels that are not all identical are common: (2-24) a. b. c. sb. sb-LIP ‘take advantage of others’ On the other hand, at most two identical vowels can occur next to each other within morphemes and across morpheme boundaries. (2-25) a. c. /b++0a/ /mamaa/ e. OBJ f. ’ b. d. unfriendly-EXT-TR ‘be unfriendly to each other’ g. 4): (2-26) /rnn-rn–'/ RDP-search ‘keep on searching’ 16 Phonology If, through a morphological process, three identical vowels were to occur next to each other, one of them is deleted: (2-27) a.

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