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The Tam/Person-Syntagma ("Verbs")

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This chapter concentrates on the structure of the narrative predicate, with the various predicating categories presented in the traditional manner. Kharia is a nominative/accusative type language in terms of personal marking on the TAM/PERSON-syntagma. PERS/NUM/HON-marking on the TAM/PERSON-syntagma always refers to the "subject", which is either S, the "intransitive subject", or A, "transitive subject" or rather, the highest entity, semantically speaking, in a transitive clause. TAM/PERSON-syntagmas in Kharia which are not fully finite may either be marked as explicitly non-finite, e.g, through an infinitive or converb marker, or they may be partially finite, lacking some of the marking necessary to be able to function as a matrix predicate. There are two major types of clausal or predicative negation in Kharia, depending on the status of the TAM/PERSON-syntagma, and a further major productive type used in "emphatic" negation.

Keywords: Kharia; negation; PERS/NUM/HON-marking; TAM/PERSON-syntagma



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