Nabay verb morphology

Statement of Responsibility:
Cohen, Nancy
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Date:
1999
Abstract:

Nabay is an Austronesian language of Sabah, Malaysia. This data paper documents the verb morphology of Nabay with over 500 sample sentences. All verbs are marked for time and focus; further verb affixes may mark mode or aspect. The focus system is the most notable feature of the clause in Nabay. Five nuclear clause elements are eligible to receive focus: Actor, Goal, Referent, Instrument, and Time/Location. In addition to the focus affix on the verb, focus or non-focus may be marked in a noun phrase by special particles or pronoun sets.

Extent:
50 pages
Subject:
Verb morphology
Focus
verb
Morphology
Country:
Malaysia
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