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Exceptions occur when the example consists of a single morpheme, in which case the breakdown line would be superfluous. Most of the examples were drawn from texts, not elicited specifically to illustrate grammatical points. The part of the example that corresponds to the topic under discussion will be written in bold-face type as an aid to the reader. 1) were part of the discussion of time deictics, the first word, dey 'now', would have been bold-faced. The following symbols are used to separate morphemes.

Auxiliaries and verb compounds are discussed in chapter 8. MIG Zoque, like other MZ languages, exhibits a phenomenon known as ergative, or dependent, shift in dependent verb constructions. This is not an example of the split ergativity found in some Mayan languages (Kaufman, 1996), but appears to be a peculiarity of the MZ language family. Ergative shift is also discussed in chapter 8. Another feature of the MIG Zoque agreement system shared generally with other MZ languages is inverse role-marking, in which first and second person patients are marked on the verb in preference to third person agents.

7) or some (unknown) historical process, they contract to form a single syllable. This is evident at the ends of words where the contraction produces an irregular primary stress on the final syllable. This is the result we would expect if stress were assigned to the penultimate syllable, according to the regular rule, and then the ultimate syllable is lost.

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