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By George van Driem

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These' are likewise used as third person pronouns, though less frequently because they constitute the more marked member of the proximal/distal distinction in the demonstratives. I suspect that the demonstratives it/icij and koq have only in recent times come to be used as third person pro- 26 2. Nominal morphology nouns because they behave differently than the personal pronouns in some respects, whereas they also exhibit behaviour unique to personal pronouns. The difference is that, with the exception of the demonstratives Jche/j, koij and their plurals, the pronouns take neither ergative nor absolutive suffixes and occur unchanged as subject, agent or patient in a syntagm, eg.

Or may be used as nouns themselves. Adnominally adjectives generally precede the noun they modify, although they also occur after the noun when the specified attribute establishes the identity of the nominal referent, rather than merely ascribe a generic trait to it. This is especially the case with kinship terms in which the adjective identifies the individual concerned, eg. tore· sarumba 'the third-born male guest', riakpa yamba 'the elder nephew'. The collocation kcmba kyaq means 'the/a long pestle' and may refer to any pestle to which the generic trait 'long' may be ascribed.

K u - l a - p 'its wing'. eg. genitive suffix: m c n d a ? - r e p h a k - l e ku-mi p h a - r e siij m i k - l e r a q k u - l a ' p - l e 2 3 k u - s a ? k u - r a n (goat-GEN its-offspring) 'the goat's offspring' (pig-GEN its-tail) 'the pig's tail' (bamboo-GEN wood) 'the wood of bamboo' (eye-GEN colour) 'the colour of the eyes' (its-wing-GEN its-colour) 'the colour of its wings' I have often heard bilingual Limbus confuse Nepalese /r/ and /J/ in their Nepali, eg. ämä re for ämä le 'mother (ERG)'.

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