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99 Bardi sonority hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . 103 Summary of the Syllable Contact Law in Bardi . . . . 103 Durations of awa, aya, and ayC sequences . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . 15a Example of aya (IPA /aja/) sequence in gayaryoon /kajaõjun/ ‘white person’s’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15b Example of ay (IPA /aj/) sequence in baybirr ‘behind’ . . 16 Vowels in stressed (1) vs. unstressed (2) syllables . . . . 17a Typical declarative intonation with falling contour .

She very generously provided me with all her field notes, drafts, and dictionary elicitation tapes, which were invaluable and made my own fieldwork much more focused. Her high standards of ethics in fieldwork made my work at One Arm Point easier. I am very grateful to have had the chance to talk about many puzzling aspects of Bardi grammar with her. I have discussed numerous aspects of this grammar with various people at various times over the last ten years. ) Metcalfe, David Nash, Conor Quinn, and Jane Simpson.

Therefore the glossing itself segments what is present in the surface form. 1)). 3) Irrngankanjamb. ’ The first line just has the Bardi. The second has morpheme breaks, with no null morphemes except the verb root meaning ‘give’, which is always elided into adjacent morphological material. This root was historically *-wa-, but the w was lost through regular sound change and the a never surfaces independently of the affixes which surround it. Lenited segments are represented as lenited (that is, in their surface forms), and elided segments are not restored.

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