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ERIC Number: ED240880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Morpheme "Kom": A First Analysis and Look at Embedding in Hmong.
Jaisser, Annie C.
A syntactic and semantic analysis of the morpheme "kom" in the Hmong language and its place in sentence embedding is presented. Sample sentences of other researchers were compared with information found in folk tales and the resultant hypotheses were tested on native informants. The morpheme has been previously described as meaning the conjunction "in order that," the verb "cause," and the verbs "make" and "want" followed by a subordinate clause. Here it is shown to also function as a higher verb meaning "tell," or "order someone to do something," as a complementizer introducing an embedded sentence, and as an idiomatic phrase when followed by the "can/able to" particle "tau." Each of these functions is analyzed using the Standard Theory as framework. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hmong (Language)