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By Angela Terrill

Lavukaleve is a Papuan Language spoken at the Russell Islands within the critical Province of the Solomon Islands. The phonology and morpho-phonology of Lavukaleve are defined, in addition to arguments adjuncts, the Lavukaleve predicate constitution (including predicate forms and center player marking, the contract suffix, concentration buildings, stressful, point and temper, word-level derivation, complicated predicates), interclausal syntax, and the Lavukaleve discourse organization. The publication encompasses a checklist of affixes, an inventory of lexemes, and an appendix with Lavukaleve texts. the information utilized in this paintings used to be gathered through the writer in the course of 5 box journeys.

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E. he is my father's brother's wife, for instance. It is probably not ungrammatical to use a primary reference term as sole means of referring to a classificatory relative, but it is certainly misleading. There are two further address terms: mama and papa (recent borrowings from Pijin) used for addressing Μ and F respectively; these terms do not have classificatory extensions. One term, manio (f), man (m), covers all people related to a person by marriage, apart from the spouse, for which there is a separate term tua/tum.

Words of other syllable structures receive initial or second syllable stress. Some examples: vcvv e'rau 'urio 'fall/jump' 'crab' cvcvvv bu'taeo 'siriae 'eagle' 'fishing' cvvcv le'usa 'beata 'betel nut slats' 'leatherback turtle' Most of the words with stress on the second syllable are nouns. There are also a couple of particles and adjectives, and a handful of verbs. 2 Stress in morphologically complex words All lexical roots have stress. Generally, affixes do not have their own stress. In certain circumstances, however, the Possessive prefixes cause stress shifts on the words in which they occur.

The other morpho-phonemic processes are obligatory, and ubiquitous. 7 Reduplication Reduplication is a relatively productive process in Lavukaleve. It can apply to words of many word classes, there is a range of actual forms of reduplication which can apply, and different forms of reduplication can apply to the same word apparently freely. Reduplication has been found most frequently on verbs, but also on nouns, adjectives and adverbial particles in the corpus. The exact shape which reduplication takes depends partly on the syllabic form of the word to which it applies.

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