By Monica Macaulay
This is often the 1st complete grammar of any number of Mixtec written for linguists. It offers theoretically proficient (generative) description and research of the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexical semantics of this dialect, located within the broader context of Mixtecan and Otomanguean languages. Texts and a lexicon (Mixtec-English/English-Mixtec, 1,500 phrases) are incorporated besides.
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Respect: 尊敬, 方面, 遵守, 尊重. rust: 锈, 铁＿, 铁锈. shut: 关闭. surround: 包围, 围住, 围绕. therein: 在其中. troops: 部队, 兵力, 队伍, 兵员. waist: 腰部, 腰. wholly: 完全地, 万万. yellow: 黄, 黄色. Jonathan Swift 27 gave a shout between terror and surprise; for the sun shone clear, and the reflection dazzled their eyes, as I waved the scimitar to and fro in my hand. His majesty, who %is a most magnanimous prince, was less daunted than I could expect: he ordered me to return it into the scabbard, and cast it on the ground as gently as I could, about six feet from the end of my chain.
CLEFRIN FRELOCK MARSI FRELOCK When this inventory was read over to the emperor, he directed me, although in very gentle terms, to deliver up the several particulars. He first called for my scimitar, which I took out, scabbard and all. In the mean time he ordered three thousand of his choicest troops (who then attended him) to surround me at a distance, with their bows and arrows just ready to discharge; but I did not observe it, for mine eyes were wholly fixed upon his majesty. He then desired me to draw my scimitar, which, although it had got some rust by the sea water, was, in most parts, exceeding bright.
Sixteen: 十六. soldier: 士兵, 战士, 军人, 兵家. sour: 酸, 酸味. versed: 熟练的. 34 Gulliver’s Travels finger of my right hand on the crown of my head, and my thumb on the tip of my right ear. % “Golbasto Momarem Evlame Gurdilo Shefin Mully Ully Gue, most mighty Emperor of Lilliput, delight and terror of the universe, whose dominions extend five thousand blustrugs (about twelve miles in circumference) to the extremities of the globe; monarch of all monarchs, taller than the sons of men; whose feet press down to the centre, and whose head strikes against the sun; at whose nod the princes of the earth shake their knees; pleasant as the spring, comfortable as the summer, fruitful as autumn, dreadful as winter: his most sublime majesty proposes to the man-mountain, lately arrived at our celestial dominions, the following articles, which, by a solemn oath, he shall be obliged to perform:— “1st, The man-mountain shall not depart from our dominions, without our license under our great seal.