Word Classes

What makes an adjective?

Bumthang data allows us to gain an insight into unusual ways of encoding property modification as well as a glimpse into how newer adjective classes co-exist amongst older verbal and nominal modification strategies.

Predication, reference and modification

In this thesis, I investigate the word class system in Bumthang, a Tibeto-Burman language from central Bhutan. The status of the three major word classes in Bumthang allows us to uncover language-internal regularities and compare cross-linguistic coding strategies.