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The Arawak Language of Guiana

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  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108007689

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  • This description of the Arawak language, once spoken widely across the Caribbean area but now restricted to some of the native peoples of Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname, was first published in 1928. C. H. de Goeje was a Dutch submariner whose work had taken him to the then Dutch colony of Suriname; on his resignation from the Dutch navy he continued to investigate its peoples and their languages, and was the recipient of a special Chair in languages and cultural anthropology at the University of Leiden. The book provides long vocabulary lists and a systematic exploration of grammar and phonetics; it also discusses the origin of the language and its differentiation from the other Carib languages of the region. An appendix gives anthropological data, including transcriptions and translations of Arawak myths.

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    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108007689
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Finite verb
    2. Character of the Arawak words
    3. Infinite verb
    4. Auxiliary verb a
    5. Intensives, conjunctions etc.
    6. K
    B
    7. F
    P
    B
    8. M
    9. N
    10. D
    11. T
    12. Formation of verbs, etc.
    13. L
    R
    14. H
    15. S
    16. Vowels, diphthongs, colours
    17. Classes of utterances, numerals
    18. Man
    19. Foreign words
    20. Origins of the Arawak language
    Appendix.

  • Author

    C. H. de Goeje

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