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LINGUIST List 18.2779

Tue Sep 25 2007

Books: Lang Description/Morphology/Typology: Lastra

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Ixtenco Otomí: Lastra

Message 1: Ixtenco Otomí: Lastra
Date: 24-Sep-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Ixtenco Otomí: Lastra
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Title: Ixtenco Otomí
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 19
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Yolandra Lastra
Paperback: ISBN: 3929075156 Pages: 44 Price: Europe EURO 37.00

Ixtenco is a small town in the State of Tlaxcala where Otomí is still
spoken by people over 60 years old. It is surrounded by formerly
Nahuatl-speaking towns. The Ixtenco dialect can be grouped with Estern
Otomí, but it differs from the Sierra dialects in several important
respects, for instance the absence of the dual number and the contrast
between close-mid and open-mid rounded back vowels.

The sketch will contain chapters on phonology, morphology and syntax as
well as a text with interlinear translation. Emphasis will be given to
morphology which is quite complex. There are, for instance, 10 tense
aspects not counting the imperative. These are signalled by prefixes one
for each of the three persons; number of the first and second persons is
marked by suffixes. Distinction is made between exclusive and inclusive.
The favorite word order seems to be SVO at the present time.

2nd printing 2007.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Otomi, Ixtenco (otz)

Written In: English (eng )

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