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It can be found in simplex sentences with non-body-part genitives as well as in complex sentences with dependent, but not coordinate, clauses. A. Non-body-part genitives As an example of 3CO in simplex sentences with non-body-part genitives, consider (90): (90) cephi me - meʔ papel' peh - khiʔ 3SG:NOM 3CO - GEN book look - STAT ‘s/hei is looking at his/heri own book’ (j51) Example (90) contrasts with (91), where the referents are co-referential, but are first person instead of third person, and the second occurrence of the co-referential pronoun is the reflexive: (91) ah may' - meʔ papel' 1SG:NOM REFL - GEN book ‘I am looking at my own book’ (o) peh - khiʔ look - STAT Example (90) also contrasts with (92), where the third-person referents are not coreferential; here the appropriate personal pronoun is used instead of 3CO: (92) ah te - meʔ papel' peh - khiʔ 1SG:NOM 3SG - GEN book look - STAT ‘I am looking at his/her book’ (o) Finally, note that example (90) also contrasts with (93), where there are two thirdperson referents, but the non-initial one is not a possessor.

4 Number (58) a. kašic' - t - i mul' - boy - PL - NOM i 19 o:hak' - šeʔ all - NOM hungry - DUR b. 4 Number Both nouns and adjectives show number; the singular is unmarked, and the plural morpheme is generally the suffix -te, though some adjectives have idiosyncratic 20 The Noun Phrase plural forms, such as tuč'a ‘big’, whose plural form is koṭo:mela (see also Sawyer 1991). Both human and non-human nouns may be inflected for number, though nonhuman nouns often do not show plural marking even when the sense is plural.

Our field notes recurrently record both poleʔi and polaʔi for ‘boy-NOM’; as far as we can tell, they were interchangeable for Laura. 2 Accusative: -ø The accusative, the unmarked case, is used for patients and other patient-like arguments of transitive verbs, for the single argument in an equational sentence, and for all subjects when they occur in dependent clauses (see chapter 6). 3 Dative: -thu The dative case suffix is used for recipients, and to indicate direction. ’ (341) (27) cephi isa - ma o - mehwil - taʔ 3SG:NOM 1PL - BENEF UOP ‘s/he told us the story’ (32) tell - PST The use of -ma in the following elicited example may be due to the influence of English.

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