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Tibetan -las, -nas, and -bas

Hill, Nathan W. (2012) 'Tibetan -las, -nas, and -bas.' Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 41 (1). pp. 3-38.

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Abstract

In descriptions of Tibetan grammar it is common to treat -las and -nas together in the discussion of case marking, signalling merely that -las is capable of forming comparisons whereas -nas is not. Similarly, in the discussion of comparison most authors make no distinction between the suffixes -bas and -las. A look at a few examples of these three morphemes demonstrates that they have quite distinct syntax and semantics.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
ISSN: 0153-3320
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1163/1960602812X00014
Depositing User: Nathan Hill
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 08:46
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/14122

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