Miskito/Syllabus

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Miskitu Aisas!

Miskito Language Course

Method Bandera regne Miskito.png Proposed syllabus
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100% developed

1

  • sentences with sa: proper noun, indefinite common noun, adjective / subjects - noun, witin, demonstrative pronouns
  • articles ba (mention na), kum

100% developed

2

  • postpositional predicates
  • plural (nani): common noun/demonstrative pronoun/witin + nani
  • yawan inclusive “we” pronoun
  • negation of sa: apia sa

100% developed

3

  • existence: bara sa
  • questions (1): yes-no (particle ki; yes and no answers)
  • questions (2): wh-type (dia, yâ)

100% developed

4

  • present progressive, third-person: -isa
  • general negative: -ras
  • SOV order

100% developed

5

  • (simple) postpositions: ra, wina, kat, wal, ni
  • direct objects (with or without ra)

100% developed

6

  • aorist, third-person: -an
  • future, third-person: -aisa

100% developed

7

  • first and second person SINGULAR of kaia (present), present continuous (-isa), future (-aisa)
  • personal pronouns (singular)

100% developed

8

  • present of waia & balaia
  • want/nu kaia
  • general negative (-ras + kaia)
  • -i + kaia

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9

  • ligature in -ka: (1) after demonstratives and preposed adjectives
  • (2) after possessive NPs and ai, wan
  • (3) used alone
  • infinitive (some uses)

100% developed

10

  • other ligature forms
  • a-verbs and i-verbs
  • plural personal pronouns
  • use of verb forms with plural
  • the banghwaia construction

0% developed

11

  • infinitive uses: want, sip
  • relationals (3P)
  • suffixed possessive forms

0% developed

12

  • infixed ligature
  • infinitive uses: -aia sa
  • numerals, quantifiers

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13

  • infixed possessive forms
  • relationals (1/2P)
  • negative ability construction

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14

  • full conjugation of aorist (regular, vowel stems, kaia)
  • impersonal construction
  • inalienable nouns

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15

  • object particles
  • imperative (2P affirmative) (regular, vowel stems, kaia)
  • sentence mood particles ([ki], ni, bika)

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16

  • more questions (full range of wh-words)
  • imperative (other than 2P affirmative) (regular, vowel stems, kaia)
  • brih waia, brih balaia

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17

  • compound verbs (various types, including i-participle ones)
  • irregular verb: yabaia
  • attributive adjectives

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18

  • coordination
  • periphrastic tenses: -i kapri, -ri kan
  • passive participle

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19

  • future II (-amna, -ma, -bia)
  • various uses
  • future negation (-ras; FUTURE + apia)

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20

  • same-subject participle (-i): form and introduction to uses
  • circumstantial clauses
  • complement clauses

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21

  • present I tense
  • adverbs (time…)
  • word order (heavy constituents)

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22

  • conditions
  • subject markers
  • anterior participle: -isi

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23

  • perfect tense
  • valency derivations (-w-, -k-, -b-)
  • passive voice (-an kapri)

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24

  • reflexives (ai)
  • different-subject construction (non-future) (aorist + present/aorist)
  • relative clauses (first type)

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25

  • focus and topic markers
  • different subject (future)
  • relative clauses (second type type)
  • other lexical derivation