Difference between revisions of "Waray/Disambiguation"

From LING073
Jump to: navigation, search
(Initial Level(s) of Ambiguity)
(Pronoun Reading)
Line 7: Line 7:
 
====Pronoun Reading====
 
====Pronoun Reading====
 
* Kwarta nira [Their money]
 
* Kwarta nira [Their money]
 +
* Ngan amo ini an gintikangan pagbuhat nira [They have begun to do this]
  
 
====Determiner Reading====
 
====Determiner Reading====

Revision as of 15:00, 27 April 2021

Morphological Disambiguation

Initial Level(s) of Ambiguity

Ambiguity before disambiguation: ~1.05008077544426494346

Differentiating a Pronoun from a Determiner

There are two readings of 'nira': while common nouns usually proceed the word 'nira', the following words can help determine whether or not the word is a pronoun or a determiner. In the determiner case, 'nira' is usually followed by at least two—usually proper—nouns (a compound subject).

Pronoun Reading

  • Kwarta nira [Their money]
  • Ngan amo ini an gintikangan pagbuhat nira [They have begun to do this]

Determiner Reading

  • Kwarta nira Rico ngan Bobong [Rico and Bobong's money OR Money of Rico and Bobong]
  • Mgbantay pa hiya ha balay nira ni Rhoda ngan Romulo. [He will still guard Rhoda and Romulo’s house.]