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Oneida seems to attach different possessive prefixes to the head noun based on the gender of the possessor. The following forms are found in a portion of the table "Possessive prefixes" on page 152 of "Oneida Teaching Grammar", by Clifford Abbott: English a-stems c-stems o/u stems i-stems his lao- lao- lao- lao her ao- ao- ao- ao her ...


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The e -> ie and o -> ue stem-changing verbs are the product of the interaction between two different factors The first is the "breaking" of the Early Western Romance low-mid vowels /ɛ/ & /ɔ/ (which developed from the Latin short mid vowels /ĕ/ & /ŏ/) to /jɛ/ & /wɛ/ in stressed syllables followed by a merger of any remaining low-...


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Stem changes allow for better and more fluent pronunciation of certain words in Spanish. Some vowels like O and E are stressed in some words but unstressed in others


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