Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar (Descriptive Grammars) pdf epub fb2

Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar (Descriptive Grammars) by - pdf epub fb2

Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar (Descriptive Grammars) Author: -
Title: Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar (Descriptive Grammars)
ISBN: 0415596386
ISBN13: 978-0415596381
Other Formats: mbr txt azw rtf
Pages: 236 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 13, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Size PDF version: 1727 kb
Size EPUB version: 1790 kb
Subcategory: Movies




Rapanui, the language of Easter Island, is in danger of extinction. A Polynesian language, closely related to Maori, it is spoken by less than 2000 people. This description, based on recordings made in the 1980s and on information provided by the islanders, represents Veronica De Feu's determination to recored the language before it dies out.All linguistic aspects are covered; the syntax, morphology, phonology and lexicon of the language. Just as importantly, it has been structured in such a way as to facilitate cross-language comparisons. There are over 800 illustrative sentences, each accompanied by interlinear grammatical analysis and translation. It also contains a Rapanui folk tale; in both the original and English.This descriptive grammar provides a detailed look at the whole structure of Rapanui.