Fun With Words
I was in four different classes last week struggling to explain the English Rhetorical Devices, one of the many topics in my Academic Reading subject. I found out that two classes were engaged more receptively to my explanation and instructions and the two being less accommodating. I guess some of the reasons [...]
Phrase structure is the division of sentence into parts, or constituents, and the division of these constituents into subparts. For instance, the sentence “The boy went to the forest”, as represented in the table below, is made of two main constituents, “The boy” and “went to the forest”. The second [...]
Dusun Subject and Verb Agreement – Featuring PPISMP TESL SEM II
My second day at work and I am already feeling very exhausted. I was in PPISMP TESL class this morning, a grueling 2-hour lecture and [...]
The Dusun Comparative Adjectives I had breakfast with my colleague this morning and one of the topic that caught my ever inquisitive mind was – if the adjective comparative and superlative morphemes (-er) and (-est) is present in the Dusun Language. I requested more information about this from my colleague, Mr. Joseph Yabai, [...]
In today’s post, I would like to take your attention to the principle of diversity of meaning in the Dusun language or specifically termed as language ambiguity within the language itself.
According to Cecilia Quiroga-Clare, something is ambiguous when it can be understood in two or more possible senses or ways. [...]
Adjective and Adverb Inflections Adjective Inflection Normally in English, only one and two syllables words are inflected in the comparative and superlatives modes.
One syllable words
small – smaller kill – killer big – bigger Two syllable words heavy – heavier busy – busier clumsy – clumsier Adjectives with two or more syllables do not [...]
Is Dusun an agglutinative language?
Is Dusun an agglutinative language? Most new words in the Austronesian group of languages can be formed through affixation (prefix, infix, suffix and circumfix), through composition to form compound words and reduplication – repetition of words or portion of words.
The Tambunan Dusun Phrasal Structure – The Noun Phrase Determiners
English Equivalent: a, an
Songuas (a bunch of)
San(g)kakanan (a jar of) Son(g)inan tontolu (an egg)
Crying that child boy
Reduplication of the root word – ihad corresponds to verb + [...]
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