By Nicholas Evans
The sequence builds an in depth choice of top of the range descriptions of languages all over the world. every one quantity deals a finished grammatical description of a unmarried language including absolutely analyzed pattern texts and, if applicable, a thesaurus and different appropriate details that's on hand at the language in query. There aren't any regulations as to language kinfolk or quarter, and even though distinctive recognition is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and necessary remedies of higher identified languages also are incorporated. No theoretical version is imposed at the authors; the one criterion is a excessive typical of medical caliber.
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In summer, monsoon-bearing winds blow from the north-west; cyclones and "waterspouts" are frequent. 16 1 The language and its speakers During the monsoon the enormous volume of water discharged from the Gulf rivers sometimes turns the sea fresh 6 . In other years the north west monsoons driving into the Gulf may stack up the sea; in conjunction with king tides this can produce rises of nearly four metres. 5. 2 Food, hunting and material culture Stretching around the rocky shores are7 "dozens of semi circular dams ...
18 The reconstructions of verbal and nominal morphology contained in Dixon (1980), though attributed by him to proto Australian, are more plausibly viewed as proto Pama-Nyungan. 4 Κ Y Ρ Μ W The Tangkic family in Australian perspective Kalkatungu Yalarnnga Pitta - Pitta Mangarrayi Warlpiri 500 km Ngumbin subg. W Ngarrka subgroup ι Ngayarda subgroup Ν Y 29 U Ν G I C Tangkic I I Maran Karrwan I I Pama Nyungan Mind Gunwinyguan Other non Pama Nyungan Map 3. Main genetic groupings of Australian languages 30 I The language and its speakers There are also strong typological differences between Pama-Nyungan and non-Pama-Nyungan.
Since the seminal classification of O'Grady—Wurm—Hale (1966), which proposed twenty-nine family-level groupings, there has been substantial comparative work on the nature, identity and number of these groupings, leading to a number of lumpings and reclassifications, but it seems unlikely that the number of language families will ever be reduced to much below ten. My own interpretation of our current understanding of the genetic picture is shown in Map 3. Within the Australian phylum there is a concentration of genetic diversity in the north and north-west of the continent, where a large number of coordinate family-level groupings are found.
A Grammar of Kayardild: With Historical-Comparative Notes on Tangkic by Nicholas Evans