A grammar of Teribe by Juan Diego Quesada

By Juan Diego Quesada

This is often the 1st accomplished description of the grammatical constitution of Teribe, a language of Panama, and a member of the Chibchan kin of languages, which covers a large region starting from Northeastern Honduras, in the course of the Atlantic of Nicaragua, so much of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, to the West of Venezuela. Spoken by way of a few 1,000 humans, Teribe is at the present almost certainly, although no longer significantly, endangered. This grammar fills a lacuna in a twofold demeanour: it offers an in depth account of the constitution of Teribe, and in doing so, it reduces the variety of crucial American Chibchan languages being undescribed. This grammar is hence meant as a contribution to the outline of the language at 3 degrees: a. language-immanent; b. Chibchan comparative grammar; c. documentation of endangered languages, in particular these of the yankee continent. Teribe is either a transparent consultant of the "Central American" positive factors of the Chibchan languages (numeral classifiers, constrained contract, no evidentials), and idiosyncratic inside of those languages (having such phenomena as an inverse development and verb serialization). The study for this publication used to be funded in its entirety via the Social Sciences and arts examine Council of Canada.

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Nosotros 11. ¿ ) Ud.? de los estudiantes jóvenes. ) tú una estudiante maravillosa? ( ) verdes y rojos. ( 13. ¿Quién K de Ecuador. ( ) 12. Los tomates ( ) de Puerto Rico. ¿De dónde 10. El apartamento ( ) de cuero. ( 8. La mujer y el hombre ( ) amigos de Raúl. ( 7. Los zapatos 9. Yo ) ) el presidente de los Estados Unidos? 4 A. Complete the following sentences with the appropriate form of ser. Indicate the reason for your choice in parentheses. 1. Helena de Colombia. ( 2. El hermano de ella 3. Ellos 4.

Hoy, ellos están contentos porque están en Cannes, el festival de la Palma de Oro. Hay actores, directores, juradosЊ y gente importante en la ciudad. Њ La presentación de los premiosЊ es esta noche. Muchas películas son interesantes este año, ¿pero cuál es la película favorita de los jurados? Preguntas After you have read the selection, answer the following questions in Spanish. 1. ¿De dónde es Roberto Vélez? ¿De dónde es Rosa Morales? 2. ¿Dónde están? 3. ¿Son ellos amigos? Њel cine the movies (in general) Њla película the film Њcómico(a) funny Њla pobreza poverty Њel jurado judge Њemocionado excited Њel premio award, prize 4 40 Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives Numbers, Dates, and Time Cardinal Numbers A cardinal number is any number that expresses an amount, such as one, two, three.

5. (The fourth lesson) es horrible. 6. Mayo es (the fifth month) del año. The Date Spanish uses the cardinal numbers 2 to 31 to indicate all days of the month except the first. ¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy? Hoy es el cinco de mayo. Mañana es el seis de mayo. Es el veintiocho de febrero. Es el treinta y uno de octubre. What is today’s date? Today is May 5. Tomorrow is May 6. It is February 28. It is October 31. 47 Numbers, Dates, and Time Spanish uses an ordinal number only to indicate the first of the month, el primero del mes.

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