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G. heela-x-mokwi-sh 'sang' po-heela-x-vo 'he sang' g. g. heela-qala-mokwi-sh 'was singing' po-heela-qala-vo 'he was singing' Since not all Base Forms include a Suffix, the feature ASP can also indicate their absence. 14 40 CHAPTER TWO 5. COMPLEXITIES TO RIGHTAN Sections 2 through 4 introduce three different multi-valued features ADAFF, NUM, and ASP. The values of the feature ADAFF identify the presence or absence of the Possessive and the Absolutive, the two Affixes that are necessarily immediately Base Form adjacent; the feature NUM has four values depending on the distribution of the Plural Affix; the values of the feature ASP refer to the value of an (aspectual) Suffix if one is present and otherwise identify the absence of such a Suffix.

In particular, number, person, aspectual, and temporal values are a commonplace. Consider, for example, an extraction from the feature sets assumed for English by Gazdar, Klein, Pullum, and Sag (1985). (89) GER (+,-} PAST (+,-} PERP,2,3} PLU (+,-) However, missing from our feature set is any reference to the Platonistic features ± N(oun) and ± V(erb). As noted at the outset, all the features in this feature set are based on morphological properties. g. any of the values associated with Tense/Aspect Affixes might require a -N, +V.

Hunwutumi yuvaataanti bears black But Words which accept both are not difficult to find. The Word in (31), for example: (31) po-huu-y possessive-arrow-object his arrow/arrows (object) is acceptable with either yuvaataanti or yuvaataantumi. (32) a. pohuuy yuvaataanti his:arrow black his black arrow/arrows b. pohuuy yuvaataantumi his:arrow black:pl his black arrows As the glosses indicate, in the presence of a plural modifier, 'arrow' must be given a plural interpretation. But in the presence of a.

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