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6 Stress‐avoiding syllables and monosyllabic roots. Some syllables in Yurakaré show the opposite behavior from the diacritically marked syllables. I will call these stress‐avoiding syllables.  This geminate sound is not there when these nouns carry syllabic affixes: (71) a dójjo ‘body’ b ti‐dójo ‘my body’ c tá‐dojo ‘our body’ The stress‐avoiding syllable in this example is do. In example (71)b, this syllable carries stress, without gemination applying. This is because the prefix ti‐, is a 14 I have heard tipántalu on occasion as well.

In the former case, the reference will be between (round brackets) as in (9); in the latter case, the reference will be between [square brackets]. Unfortunately, I have not been able to record every elicitation session. ’ [FR‐PC] Furthermore I sometimes make use of data mentioned especially in Day (1980). Unfortunately, this manuscript is unpaged, but it is divided into 40 chapters.  Since Day (1980) does not use glosses, these are mine in all examples that I cite from this work. As far as the glossing labels are concerned, a list of abbreviations can be found on page viii at the beginning of the grammar.

Pa ‘our younger brother’ Except for ka‐, which is a marked alternant for zero third person singular object. Chicha is a fermented drink, usually made of manioc or maize.  I consider these nouns to be underlyingly monosyllabic; in order to avoid a stressed final syllable, the final vowel is copied.

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