This description of the Arawak language, as soon as spoken commonly around the Caribbean zone yet now constrained to a few of the local peoples of Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname, was once first released in 1928. C. H. de Goeje was once a Dutch submariner whose paintings had taken him to the then Dutch colony of Suriname; on his resignation from the Dutch military he endured to enquire its peoples and their languages, and used to be the recipient of a distinct Chair in languages and cultural anthropology on the collage of Leiden. The ebook offers lengthy vocabulary lists and a scientific exploration of grammar and phonetics; it additionally discusses the foundation of the language and its differentiation from the opposite Carib languages of the sector. An appendix supplies anthropological facts, together with transcriptions and translations of Arawak myths.
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