Athapaskan languages have a more elaborate array of consonants and vowels than Algonquian languages
and cannot be unambiguously written without a larger set of symbols.
Algonquian languages also have systems of nominal OBVIATION, which are closely related to the choice of direct/inverse (Aissen 1997; Klaiman 1991; Dahlstrom 1986; among others).
In Algonquian languages, verb stems are split into four classes according to the valence and semantic class (gender) of arguments: (9) Intransitive Inanimate (II; intransitive verbs with an inanimate subject), Intransitive Animate (IA; intransitive verbs with an animate subject), Transitive Inanimate (TI; transitive verbs with an inanimate object), Transitive Animate (TA; transitive verbs with an animate object).
The missionaries relied on their knowledge of the structure of other Algonquian languages
to ease their acquisition of Miami-Illinois.
Rajnovich (1994:57-63) postulated that the metaphorical nature of the Algonquian languages
provide clues to the interpretation of the paintings and engravings.
His doctoral research is focused on the Algonquian languages
of the native peoples of the Northeast.
It is a joy to see Native languages taken this seriously, and to see such concrete demonstrations that Northern Algonquian languages
survive with their complexities, nuances, and sophistication intact.
are renowned for their strongly referentially determined grammatical systems, involving such factors as animacy, person, and topicality.
Accompanied by Jean Nicolet, well-versed in Algonquian languages
from a two-year residence among the sauvages beginning in 1620, Buteux engaged in a theological conversation with a Native who "acts the part of a Wiseacre" ([91 125).
Nevertheless, ditransitive clauses (or, more generally, three-participant constructions) in Algonquian languages
have been addressed from a typological point of view only comparatively recently (cf.
Because Schoolcraft began his career among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) and married a native speaker, the Algic (as he called them) or Algonquian languages
are well represented, as are those of their Siouian neighbors.
The latter were by far in the minority and were found nearer the mid-Atlantic coast, while the majority were speakers of diverse Algonquian languages