Pipil grammar

This article provides a grammar sketch of the Nawat or Pipil language, an endangered language spoken by the Pipils of western El Salvador, belonging to the Nahua group within the Uto-Aztecan language family.wikipedia
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Pipil language (typological overview)

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Pipil people

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This article provides a grammar sketch of the Nawat or Pipil language, an endangered language spoken by the Pipils of western El Salvador, belonging to the Nahua group within the Uto-Aztecan language family.
Pipil grammar

Pipil language

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This article provides a grammar sketch of the Nawat or Pipil language, an endangered language spoken by the Pipils of western El Salvador, belonging to the Nahua group within the Uto-Aztecan language family.
Pipil grammar

Endangered language

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This article provides a grammar sketch of the Nawat or Pipil language, an endangered language spoken by the Pipils of western El Salvador, belonging to the Nahua group within the Uto-Aztecan language family.

El Salvador

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This article provides a grammar sketch of the Nawat or Pipil language, an endangered language spoken by the Pipils of western El Salvador, belonging to the Nahua group within the Uto-Aztecan language family.

Nahuatl

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This article provides a grammar sketch of the Nawat or Pipil language, an endangered language spoken by the Pipils of western El Salvador, belonging to the Nahua group within the Uto-Aztecan language family.

Uto-Aztecan languages

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This article provides a grammar sketch of the Nawat or Pipil language, an endangered language spoken by the Pipils of western El Salvador, belonging to the Nahua group within the Uto-Aztecan language family.

Voice (phonetics)

voiced voiced voicing
The voiced allophones of /k/, and, are common but their distribution is subject to both dialect variation and phonological rules (and their exceptions).

Allophone

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The voiced allophones of /k/, and, are common but their distribution is subject to both dialect variation and phonological rules (and their exceptions). Realizations of the back vowel range between and, but the higher vowel allophones predominate.

Dialect

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The voiced allophones of /k/, and, are common but their distribution is subject to both dialect variation and phonological rules (and their exceptions).

Phonological rule

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The voiced allophones of /k/, and, are common but their distribution is subject to both dialect variation and phonological rules (and their exceptions).

Stress (linguistics)

stressstressedstress accent
Most words are stressed on the second to last syllable.

Compound (linguistics)

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Some are stressed on the last syllable: these include a few lexical compounds such as tenkal 'door, patio' (from ten 'mouth' and kal 'house'), certain prefixed or reduplicated monosyllables such as (optionally) kajkal 'houses', and many diminutives in -tzin or -chin.

Prefix

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Some are stressed on the last syllable: these include a few lexical compounds such as tenkal 'door, patio' (from ten 'mouth' and kal 'house'), certain prefixed or reduplicated monosyllables such as (optionally) kajkal 'houses', and many diminutives in -tzin or -chin.

Reduplication

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Some are stressed on the last syllable: these include a few lexical compounds such as tenkal 'door, patio' (from ten 'mouth' and kal 'house'), certain prefixed or reduplicated monosyllables such as (optionally) kajkal 'houses', and many diminutives in -tzin or -chin.

Syllable

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Most words are stressed on the second to last syllable. Some are stressed on the last syllable: these include a few lexical compounds such as tenkal 'door, patio' (from ten 'mouth' and kal 'house'), certain prefixed or reduplicated monosyllables such as (optionally) kajkal 'houses', and many diminutives in -tzin or -chin.

Diminutive

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Some are stressed on the last syllable: these include a few lexical compounds such as tenkal 'door, patio' (from ten 'mouth' and kal 'house'), certain prefixed or reduplicated monosyllables such as (optionally) kajkal 'houses', and many diminutives in -tzin or -chin.

Close vowel

CloseHighhigh vowel
Realizations of the back vowel range between and, but the higher vowel allophones predominate.

Nasal consonant

NasalNasalsnasal consonants
The plural prefixes with a nasal element (in(h)-, kin(h)-) tend to be avoided by some speakers in Santo Domingo, but this appears to be a new development.