Adjective Reduplication

Reduplicación de adjetivos

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Subject LanguageChatino, Tataltepec de Valdés
Language PID(s)ailla:119704
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleAdjective Reduplication
Language CommunityTataltepec Chatino
Place CreatedTataltepec de Valdés, Oaxaca, México
Date Created2012-04-15
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThere is a marginal process of adjective reduplication in Cháʔknyá. To indicate an intense degree of an adjective's meaning, an adjective is prefixed by a partial reduplication and suffixed with the particle ka /ka(S)/. The form of the reduplicant minimally involves the reduplicand's initial consonant and a vowel, which for some speakers tends to be influenced by the vowel of the stem. For some speakers for some adjectives, the reduplication is total. This process appears marginal and most likely non-productive, and there is a large amount of disagreement between speakers about exactly what form the redupilcant will take and even if reduplication is possible for a given adjective.

The adjectives included are: soft; hot; loose; greedy; thin; bare; different; hard; respected; narrow; ugly; equal; long; far away; clean; mature; rotten; pure; round; respectful; tasty; all; dense; a while; several; old.
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Contributor(s) Individual / RoleSullivant, J. Ryan (Researcher)
Cortés Jiménez, Celiflora (Speaker)
Mateo Mejía, Flavia (Speaker)
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