Puma verbs and the Proto-Kiranti verbal agreement system
Keywords:Proto-Kiranti, verb agreement, arguments, reflexes, Puma
The purpose of this paper is to overview the historical status of conjugations observed in the Puma language based on a comparison of Proto-Kiranti verbal agreement system. The provenance of Proto-Kiranti affixal agreement paradigms is presented by investigating the conjugations of Puma. While some Puma suffixes are identical with the Proto-Kiranti morphemes, a few are cognate with the Proto-Kiranti reflexes.
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