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Unangam Tunuu has a robust set of conjunctive, disjunctive, and adversative (and possibly causal) coordinating particles (Bergsland 1997:104) which have been attested in some of the earliest collected texts, as evidenced by Bergsland's (1994) references in his dictionary entries.
The base a- 'to be' is at the root of a number of coordinating particles, most of which function as disjunctive coordinators.
However, in the Eastern and Pribilof dialects (but not Atkan), it can function as a disjunctive coordinator, especially between noun phrases, as in example (21), and almost exclusively in questions:
Alix is more multifunctional, more general, and less lexicalized as a coordinator than the other disjunctive coordinators; however, it is not the most common.
Conjunctive and disjunctive coordination allow all syntactic levels to be coordinated with particles (NP and NP, VP and VP, AP and AP, etc.
Disjunction in Unangam Tunuu is relatively common, and there are more choices of disjunctive constructions than with conjunction and more specific semantic and syntactic differences among the different particles.
Three types of distinctions are made, between 1) a structure in which the speaker asks for information, the listener is not being asked to make a choice between two items but rather to inform the speaker, and the effect is similar to exclusive disjunction; 2) a structure which requires a choice of the listener, which may be either choice-based or exclusive disjunction; and 3) a syntactically disjunctive structure which has non-disjunctive semantics, often similar to a polar question or an inclusive disjunction.