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Samoan

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  ISO 639-3 Code: smo
  latlong: -13.833913,-171.7666  Map it!
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   01_Subject Verb No Vincent Homer Forum
   02_Verb Subject Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   03_Verb Object Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   04_Object Verb No Vincent Homer Forum
   05_Subject Verb Object No Vincent Homer Forum
   06_Subject Object Verb No Vincent Homer Forum
   07_Verb Subject Object Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   08_Verb Object Subject Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   09_Object Subject Verb No Vincent Homer Forum
   10_Object Verb Subject No Vincent Homer Forum
   11_Adposition Noun_Phrase Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   12_Noun_Phrase Adposition No Vincent Homer Forum
   13_Adjective Noun No Vincent Homer Forum
+ 14_Noun Adjective Yes Vincent Homer Forum
  Words: 'o le mea lelei
  Gloss: PRES ART thing good
  Translation: the good thing
  Contributor: Vincent Homer
   15_Numeral Noun Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   16_Noun Numeral Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   17_Demonstrative Noun Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   18_Noun Demonstrative Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   19_Possessor Noun No Vincent Homer Forum
   20_Noun Possessor Yes Vincent Homer Forum
+ 21_Pronominal Possessor Noun Yes Vincent Homer The possessive pre-nominal pronominal is formed by using the article (e.g. "le", "se"), the possessive marker "a" (alienable possession) or "o" (inalienable possession) and a personal pronoun (in that order). In contrast to what happens with a singular definite possessor, the possessive morpheme ("a"/"o") is not necessary with dual or plural possessors.) Forum
  Words: 'o l-o-u ulu
  Gloss: PRES ART-POSS-2 head
  Translation: your head
  Contributor: Vincent Homer
  Words: 'o l-a-'u peni
  Gloss: PRES ART-POSS-1 pen
  Translation: my pen
  Contributor: Vincent Homer
  Words: 'o le matou fale
  Gloss: PRES ART 1.PL house
  Translation: our house
  Contributor: Vincent Homer
   22_Noun Pronominal Possessor No Vincent Homer Forum
   A 01_Attributive Adjective Agreement Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   A 02_Predicate Adjective Agreement Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   A 03_Degree Adjective No Hilda Koopman Forum
   A 04_Adjective Degree Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   AuxSel 01_Auxiliary Selection NA Vincent Homer Forum
   C 01_Complementizer Clause Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   C 02_Clause Complementizer No Vincent Homer Forum
   C 03_Adverbial_Subordinator Clause Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   C 04_Clause Adverbial Subordinator No Vincent Homer Forum
   Extra Examples No Vincent Homer Forum
   N2 01_Numeral Noun (indefinite) Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   N2 02_Noun Numeral (indefinite) Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   N2 08_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) contains a Plural marker, but Indefinite NP does not No Hilda Koopman Forum
   N2 11_The Noun has a different form in Definite and Indefinite (Num N, N Num) contexts No Hilda Koopman Forum
   Neg 01_Standard Negation is Particle that Precedes the Verb Yes Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 02_Standard Negation is Particle that Follows the verb No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 03_Standard Negation is Prefix No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 04_Standard Negation is Suffix No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 05_Standard Negation is Negative Auxiliary verb No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 06_Standard Negation is Higher verb No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 07_Standard Negation is Tone No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 08_Standard Negation is Tone plus Other Modification No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 09_Standard Negation is Reduplication No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 10_Standard Negation is Infix No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 11_Distinct Negation of Class/Property No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 12_Distinct Negation of identity No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 13_Distinct Negation of Existence No Vincent Homer Forum
   Neg 14_Distinct Negation of Location No Vincent Homer Forum
   Order N3 03_ Noun Adjective Demonstrative Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   Order N3 05_Adjective Demonstrative Noun No Vincent Homer Forum
   Order N3 06_Adjective Noun Demonstrative No Vincent Homer Forum
   Order N3 09_ Noun Numeral Demonstrative Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   Order N3 10_Noun Demonstrative Numeral Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   Order N3 11_Numeral Demonstrative Noun No Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q01_Initial polar Q-marker Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q02_Final polar Q-marker No Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q03_Clause internal polar Q-marker Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q04_Polar question by intonation Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q05_Polar question by V-fronting No Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q06_Polar question by Auxiliary-fronting No Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q08_Affirmative answer by particle Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   Q18NEGA_Negative answer by sentential negation plus bare verb Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   V2 01_Declarative Verb-Second No Vincent Homer Forum
   V2 02_Interrogative Verb-Second No Vincent Homer Forum
   w01a_Indef mass Ns in O position: can be bare No Hilda Koopman tricky: could be yes, depending on how to classify bare "incorporated"mass nouns, an option which is somewhat restricted/ not freely available. Forum
+ w01b_Indef mass Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hilda Koopman tricky: could be no, depending on how to classify bare "incorporated"mass nouns, an option which is somewhat restricted/ not freely available. Forum
  Words: 'o le pusi e fiefie i le susu
  Gloss: TOP D cat E like OBL D milk
  Translation: The cat likes milk
  Contributor: Hilda Koopman
   w01c_Indef mass Ns in O position: can have an article No Hilda Koopman tricky: could be yes, depending on how to classify bare "incorporated"mass nouns, an option which is somewhat restricted/ not freely available. Forum
   w02a_Def mass Ns in O position: can be bare No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w02b_Def mass Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hilda Koopman the sg article le, plural zero occurs with indefinite/definite contexts with a commitment to existence of the individual(s); In contexts where there is no commitment to existence of the individual se/(sg) plural (ni) occurs. Forum
   w02c_Def mass Ns in O position: can have an article No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w03a_Indef sing count Ns in O position: can be bare No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w03b_Indef sing count Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   w03c_Indef sing count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w04a_Def sing count Ns in O position: can be bare No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w04b_Def sing count Ns in O position: must have an article Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   w04c_Def sing count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hilda Koopman Forum
+ w05a_Indef pl count Ns in O position: can be bare Yes Hilda Koopman Bareness is only apparent: the plural indefininte/definite "existential" D is zero. (le in the singular). Forum
  Words: e 'ai liona manu
  Gloss: O lions eat 0 animals
  Translation: Lions at animals
  Comment: the zero o plural articleis used for generics and indefinite objects. This is set to no, because the form looks bare (but has the distribution of a zero plural arcticle.
  Contributor: Hilda Koopman
   w05b_Indef pl count Ns in O position: must have an article No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w05c_Indef pl count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w06a_Def pl count Ns in O position: can be bare Yes Hilda Koopman Forum
   w06b_Def pl count Ns in O position: must have an article No Hilda Koopman Forum
   w06c_Def pl count Ns in O position: can have an article No Hilda Koopman Forum