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Ulrike Mosel (2003). Juxtapositional Constructions and complex predicates in Samoan.

URL: http://www.linguistik.uni-kiel.de/mosel/PDF/JuxtPo.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 476&langcode=smo (2021-09-19).


Example #1:

    (6)      S‚   t aus i   e le teine le pepe?
    TAM take.care ERG ART girl ART baby.
    `The girl took care of the baby.'
Example #2:

    o      le aso manino e susulu lelei ai         l e l ‚ ...
    PRES ART day clear    TAM shine good ANAPH ART sun
    `a clear day on which the sun shines nicely' (Mosel & So'o 2000:68)
Example #3:

    (43)    E      iloa lelei le mea lea
    TAM know good ART thing this
    `(She/he) knows this well'
Example #4:

    (45)    E     lelei le mea lea.
    TAM good ART thing this
    `This is good.'
Example #5:

    E     af i  tolu le sÍtima.
    TAM funnel three ART steamer
    `The steamer has three funnels.' (Milner 1966:5)
Example #6:

    E isu papa le teine.
    TAM nose flat ART girl
    `The girl has a flat nose.' (Milner 1966: 175)