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By Bruce Donaldson

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S. litapi bye-bì-beli (l) (fish) (3) (10) The adjectives indicating coloür havecomplexforÍns with sufEx /-ondl rvhen appliedto femaleanimals. g. cp. te-sva a ye-r$u (a black fernaleone) (9) vtz. komu (cow) (9) (a black male one) (9) yiz. ko ü (cow) (9) The construction adjectil€ stem + lattal is accompaniedby a number of mofphophonemicchanges(cp. Jalla, 1937,p. 2l\. 'E INFLECTED STEMS Constructionalpattern: relativeprefix (2) + Íelative stem The relâtive stemsin questionh€remay be inflected principally or relatively by the addition ofthe correct inflecting persoÍ or classaffix.

Ri cp. 9) FuÍther,the adjectivalpreftxesofclasses 16 and 18 are not use4 that ofclass l? g. g. üalirnabi (bad luck) cp. mali amaswe (bad blood) adjectivesare used only in an inflected foÍrÌ! g. yomunde (one who is pleasant(a relative inflectedadj€ctive)) The relative class affixes wbich infle€t adjectiv€sare called seÌies(l) and they arc the same in fc'rm as the demonshativ€slst position save in the cas€sof 3, 16and 17. classes The following table of forms illustÌates the forms of dìe relâtive class affixes andthe adjectivalprefix€sâs usedwith the adjectivestem/-ndel (nicg good).

Nuflí-Jìli (trouble) (3) kacirna-cima (irritablen€ss) (12) síco seosinlnúlïnatí (that food is very pleasant) (3) Nominal Conttructioni baJed on Verb RadicalÍ the prefl\ appearsto combinewiú terminalvowelsto In lheseconstÍuctions formoneconstituenltheverbmdicalsbeingúe other. muJim-i (farmer) bu-pil-o (health) 0) (14) cp. -lim- (cultivate) cp. g. le (hândbell) cp. ngele (ringing) sikwakwakwa (machinegun) cP. l a (report of gun) Nominal ConJtructiont of, Clatt la with prefixal formatives/Ë/ (often masculine)and/ra-l (oft€n feÍninine) ar€ commonin the dictionary.

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