Exercise in Mrissan Morphology!

Based on the snippet of Mrissan data below try to answer the following questions.

’ – glottal stop, like the T’s in a British pronunciation of “butter,” or the clenching in the middle of between the two halves of “uh-oh” or “uh-uh”
double vowels represent long vowels.


azaa’ta – large man
akyatal – grassy sea (steppe)
akyazi – grassy plateau
a’taharika – old/great man
kukadin – little woman
ilikzi – warm plateau
kushaman – birds
siirkush – songbird
uzaiyunesh – cool flame (a name)
kusiira’ta – little singing man
sesharika – old/great sound (language)
iliksiir – warm song (a name)
azakush – large bird
a’taaman – men
ilikyunesh – warm flame

What are the morphemes in this language for the following English words?
grass –
plateau –
cool –
old –
small –
man –
woman –
bird -

Translate the following into English:

ilikyuneshharika (this language’s word for the sun) -

Translate the following from English:

large old grass woman (shamanic deity name)-



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