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By K.E. Michelson

This paintings relies on my 1983 doctoral dissertation submitted to the dep. of Linguistics at Harvard college, even though it represents an intensive revision and reorganization of that paintings. quite a lot of fabric that weren't inside the unique were additional, and elements that handle theoretical matters that, no less than in the intervening time, have receded into the heritage, were passed over. Many colleagues and pals have contributed to my sustained fascina­ tion with in addition to my figuring out of lroquoian linguistics. to begin with, i'm thankful to the Iroquois who've contributed their profound knowl­ aspect and their friendship in the course of my examine: Elda Antone, Mercy Doxtator, Dayton Doxtator, Reg Henry, Frank Natawe, the past due Georgina Nicholas, Catherine Norton, Mike Norton. the overdue Sanford Schenandoah, and Norma Sickles. I additionally deeply savour being a part of a close-knit and supportive group of lroquoian linguists, and specifically I thank Cliff Abbott, Wallace Chafe, Mike Foster, Marianne Mithun, and Hanni Woodbury for supplying reviews at the dissertation. i've got additionally benefited from, and cost hugely, super stimulating conversations with Floyd Lounsbury within the previous few years. The effect of my advisers and associates may be obvious in the course of the paintings. I thank specifically Nick Clements, Ives Goddard, Jochem Schindler, Robin Barr, Harry Bochner, Brian Doherty, Mark Hale, and Phil LeSourd.

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B. (5) a. b. (6) a. b. katinitha? k-atirut-ha? I pull 1A-pull-HAB /I. katiru ' t /I. /I. -k-atirut- /I.? I'll pull FUT-IA-pull-PUNC koharha? k-ohar-ha? koha'r/l.? ··k-ohar-/l.? I'll attach it FUT-IA-attach-PUNC yoteweyawakhtha? yo-(a)tewey-awak-ht-ha? , all verbs and most native nouns, and to some uninflected particles. Other 54 CHAPTER 3 uninflected particles and most borrowed nouns that are not monosyllabic have final accent. k/l. ' Additional examples of particles and loanwords may be found in Bonvillain (1973, pp.

1. Seneca h-deletion Postvocalic h is deleted before a cluster of two obstruents and before a single word-final obstruent. ) is deleted in (33) and (34). (33) ha(swatha( h(a)-a(swaht-ha( He puts out fires MA-extinguish-HAB (34) sa(swat hs-a(swciht-0 Put out the fire! 2A -extinguish-IMP 24 CHAPTER 2 (35) cf. , h is also deleted in Oneida before a cluster of two obstruents and before a single word-final obstruent. However, the deletion of h is clearly an independent development in the two languages.

There is no systematic secondary accent in Mohawk, although the first syllable of a word that is longer than four or five syllables is sometimes more prominent than other unaccented syllables. The rule in (7) assigns penultimate accent to inflected words and to those particles not marked for final accent; it is stated informally. (7) Mohawk Accent Rule Accent the penult. The example in (8) shows that the Mohawk Accent Rule is ordered after the rules that delete vowels in impermissible vowel sequences.

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