Lessons In Northern Sierra Miwok
PARTS OF SPEECH
Speaking from the point of view of the use of words in a sentence,
there appear to be five parts of speech in Miwok: nouns, adjectives,
verbs, adverbs, and prepositions. The adjective, however, is
reality nothing more than a noun used in a particular way, that is,
associated with another noun of more specific meaning.
it should be regarded as an apposite noun (A appositive noun is one
that stands next to another and refers to the same thing, as in the
subject of this sentence: "My brother, the brat, tied
shoes together.") rather than a modifier. And the preposition
really a special use of the adverb. So that, as far as actual
classes of words are concerned, the parts of speech reduce
to three: NOUN, VERB, and ADVERB.
Each of the parts of speech consist of a stem or root which suffixes
are added depending on the case and tense. There
are no prefixes in Miwok.
Like any language,
there are nuances in Miwok as you develop more complex sentences.
GUIDE - Learn the Sounds of Northern Sierra Miwok
2: VERBS - The Use Of The Verb In The Present
3: NOUNS -
The Use Of The Noun In The
4: POSSESSIVES &
PRONOUNS - The Use Of The Possessives
And Pronouns In The Present Tense
7: Coming, Entering, Arriving
9: Let's Eat
11: Around the Table
12: How is the food?
LESSON 15: Family Terms
LESSON 19: Colors