Handbook of American Indian Languages

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We find in a language like the Cinook that modifying elements are expressed by single sounds which phonetically enter into clusters which are pronounced without any break. To give an example: The word anialot, I GIVE HIM TO HER, may be analyzed into the following elements: a (tense), n I, i HIM, a HER, l TO, o (direction away), t TO GIVE. . . . The weakness of the component elements and their close phonetic association forbid us to consider them independent words; while the whole expression appears to us as a firm unit.1

1Boas, F.n/an/an/an/an/a, , 1: 29 (Bur. Amer. Ethnol., Bull. 40).

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Chicago: "Handbook of American Indian Languages," Handbook of American Indian Languages in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2023, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=TV9FGSGD3GUCN5N.

MLA: . "Handbook of American Indian Languages." Handbook of American Indian Languages, Vol. 1, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2023. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=TV9FGSGD3GUCN5N.

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