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By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

this can be a entire reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from a distant quarter within the northwest Amazonian jungle. Its audio system usually marry somebody conversing a unique language, and accordingly most folk are fluent in 5 - 6 languages. due to this rampant multilingualism, Tariana combines a few beneficial properties inherited from the protolanguage with homes subtle from neighbouring yet unrelated Tucanoan languages. Typologically strange beneficial properties of the language contain: an array of classifiers self sufficient of genders, complicated serial verbs, case marking reckoning on the topicality of a noun, and double marking of case and of quantity. Tariana has compulsory evidentiality: each sentence features a particular aspect indicating even if the data used to be obvious, heard, or inferred through the speaker, or even if the speaker bought it from someone else. This grammar could be a important source-book for linguists and others attracted to typical languages.

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