LINGUIST List 14.3469
Mon Dec 15 2003
Qs: Cheyenne Obviate Case
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- Denise Tugman, Cheyenne Obviate
Message 1: Cheyenne Obviate
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 17:01:33 -0700
From: Denise Tugman <dtugmanwyoming.com>
Subject: Cheyenne Obviate
I am conducting a research project on the use of the 4th person in the
Cheyenne Language (obviate), and am trying to tie this language
structure to their culture (4 part distinctions in their culture)
according to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. What role does the obviate
case play in the Cheyenne Language or is it commonly used? Is the
obviate central to the way the language works? Does anyone have any
information on the use of the 4th person in the Cheyenne Language?
Thank you for your help.
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