By Marian Klamer

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Which may causativise bases with the less productive prefixes. 4).

Ni b. 2) c. ngu DEI. 2) d. 5) LOC -na -3sG ni DEI From the deictic element in (39a), a demonstrative pronoun is formed by combining it with a pronominal enclitic in (39b). ng (and additional default vowel [u]). In these two cases, the deictic element has the shape CV. In (39d), however, the vowel in the deictic element is lengthened when it is used in a Prepositional Phrase. 'Small words' have a long vowel when they occur on their own because they must conform to the minimal word constraint. 4.

E. as u, and leave its short/unmarked counterpart diacritically unmarked. Some pairs showing the contrast between /i, i:/ and /u, u:/ are given in (7). k(u) 'again' 'tuberous plant' 'have chicken skin' 'drip, drizzle' wutu wutu hunju hunju 'be fat' 'louse' 'grumble' 'slaughter X' I propose that the appropriate representation of the vowel length contrast involves syllable quantity. A word is considered to be a unit with two distinct layers, namely a 'quantity' plane and a 'quality' plane. Long segments, for instance, occupy two positions ('timing slots', Levin 1985:20) on the 'quantity' tier, but only one on the 'quality' tier.

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