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By K.E. Michelson

This paintings relies on my 1983 doctoral dissertation submitted to the dep. of Linguistics at Harvard college, even though it represents an in depth revision and reorganization of that paintings. quite a lot of fabric that weren't inside the unique were extra, and components that tackle theoretical matters that, a minimum of at the moment, have receded into the heritage, were passed over. Many colleagues and pals have contributed to my sustained fascina­ tion with in addition to my realizing of lroquoian linguistics. to begin with, i'm thankful to the Iroquois who've contributed their profound knowl­ area and their friendship in the course of my study: Elda Antone, Mercy Doxtator, Dayton Doxtator, Reg Henry, Frank Natawe, the past due Georgina Nicholas, Catherine Norton, Mike Norton. the overdue Sanford Schenandoah, and Norma Sickles. I additionally deeply have fun with being a part of a close-knit and supportive neighborhood of lroquoian linguists, and particularly I thank Cliff Abbott, Wallace Chafe, Mike Foster, Marianne Mithun, and Hanni Woodbury for offering reviews at the dissertation. i've got additionally benefited from, and cost hugely, tremendous stimulating conversations with Floyd Lounsbury within the previous few years. The impact of my advisers and acquaintances may be glaring during the paintings. I thank in particular Nick Clements, Ives Goddard, Jochem Schindler, Robin Barr, Harry Bochner, Brian Doherty, Mark Hale, and Phil LeSourd.

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Surface word-initial CCC clusters are: sny, sky, skw, thy, tsk, khy, khn, and hny. hny. Surface word-initial CCCC clusters are: skhn and khny. skhn. One surface word-initial CCCCC cluster has been found: skhny. 10. Seneca and Cayuga Deletion and Epenthesis The six automatic processes described here delete segments from clusters of two or three consonants, or insert segments into clusters of two consonants in Cayuga and Seneca. The first process, h-deletion, applies in Seneca but not in Cayuga. The next four processes are found in both Seneca and Cayuga.

See, for example, Michelson (1983, pp. 47-48) or Lounsbury (1953, p. 56) for examples. 2 s is replaced by ts before i occasionally, but this is inconsistent. One example I have recorded is tsf' tlur 'you are sitting' (hs-ii'tlu-i', 2A-sit-STAT). J As noted above, the discussion here is restricted to clusters in utterance-medial position. 7. 50 CHAPTER 2 Lounsbury (1953, p. , shR ~ sR where R indicates a resonant consonant. This rule does not apply in present-day Ontario Oneida. (A similar rule, which deletes both h and I between s and a following resonant consonant, is also described for Seneca: see Chafe, 1967, p.

55) hrahro-/hraw-/hrahrati-/hru-/hrun- 7 hroti-/hron- hri-/hriyhruwa-/hruway~ masculine singular agent (MA) masculine singular patient (MP) masculine plural agent (MpA) masculine plural patient (MpP) first person singular agent acting on a masculine singular patient (11M) feminine-indefinite or 3rd person nonsingular agent acting on masculine singular patient (F1M, Mdp/M, Zdp/M) All of these prefixes have alternants without r. In this work, the r is analyzed as an underlying segment that is lost under the following conditions: The MA prefix hra- loses the r if the prefix is not the first morpheme in the word and it occurs before a C-stem, i-stem, or a-stem.

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