By Monica Macaulay

This is often the 1st complete grammar of any number of Mixtec written for linguists. It presents theoretically proficient (generative) description and research of the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexical semantics of this dialect, located within the broader context of Mixtecan and Otomanguean languages. Texts and a lexicon (Mixtec-English/English-Mixtec, 1,500 phrases) are integrated to boot.

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1. crooked, askew, off, aslant. The beam appeared awry, so we leveled it. 2. wrong, amiss, out of order, (slang) out of whack. The play went awry after several actors forgot their lines. Ant. 1. straight, level. 2. right, correct. awful adj. dreadful, terrible, horrible, appalling, bad, poor. That was an awful thing to ax n. chopper, broadax, hatchet, maul. Grab the ax and cut some firewood. stood under the awning to escape the Sun’s broiling rays. Bd babble n. 1. jabber, drivel, prattle, babel, gib- back n.

Energetic, robust, strong. anesthetic n. painkiller, anesthesia, analgesic, opiate, soporific. They gave me an anesthetic to kill the pain. angel n. spirit, guardian spirit, cherub, heavenly being, seraph, divine messenger, immortal. Gabriel and Raphael are well-known angels. Ant. devil, demon. angelic adj. heavenly, divine, otherworldly, sweet, saintly, ethereal. An angelic stranger showed us the way out of the woods. Ant. demonic, devilish, Satanic. anger n. 1. rage, wrath, ire, fury, vexation, annoyance, irritation, displeasure.

Scholarly, expert, documented, erudite, sound, reliable. A dictionary must be highly authoritative. Ant. ignorant, unschooled, amateurish. authority n. 1. command, power, influence, rule, domination. I have to bow to my father’s authority. 2. expert, master, genius, wizard, specialist. She’s an authority when it comes to discussing politics. 3. right, privilege, permission, approval, authorization. Who gave you authority to use my computer? 4. police, sheriff, lawmakers. She notified the authorities when she discovered her car was missing.

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