A Grammar of Bardi by Bowern, Claire

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3. Internal classification I largely follow McGregor and Stokes (2004) in their classification of Nyulnyulan languages, although I differ on the placement of the languages that make up Western Nyulnyulan. I treat Nimanburru as a third branch, and not a dialect of Nyulnyul, based on its lack of shared innovations with Nyulnyul as in evidence from the Peile Nimanburru materials (Bowern 2010a). 1 above. I also treat Ngumbarl as a separate language from Jukun and Yawuru, based on the analysis of the Bates’ materials for this language described in Bowern (2010a).

103 Durations of awa, aya, and ayC sequences . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . 15a Example of aya (IPA /aja/) sequence in gayaryoon /kajaõjun/ ‘white person’s’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15b Example of ay (IPA /aj/) sequence in baybirr ‘behind’ . . 16 Vowels in stressed (1) vs. unstressed (2) syllables . . . . 17a Typical declarative intonation with falling contour . . . 17b Typical declarative intonation contour with final topic . . . 19 Example of extended clause sequence with level intonation .

89 Histogram showing frequencies of consonants by position . 96 Histogram showing frequencies of consonant clusters . . . 97 Histogram showing frequencies of vowels by position . . . 99 Bardi sonority hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . 103 Summary of the Syllable Contact Law in Bardi . . . . 103 Durations of awa, aya, and ayC sequences . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . 15a Example of aya (IPA /aja/) sequence in gayaryoon /kajaõjun/ ‘white person’s’ . . . . . . .

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