See also: tuwu, tūwù, túwù, and tǔwù

MaquiritariEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from t(ü)- (reflexive or coreference marker) + a singular/dual personal pronoun base *wü, by analogy with üwü / ewü and küwü. The Maquiritari third-person pronoun series is not reconstructible to Proto-Cariban.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

tüwü

  1. the third-person singular pronoun; he, she, it, him, her.

InflectionEdit

DeterminerEdit

tüwü

  1. functions as a definite article for a following proper noun

ReferencesEdit

  • Hall, Katherine (2007), “tɨwɨ”, in Mary Ritchie Key & Bernard Comrie, editors, The Intercontinental Dictionary Series[1], Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, published 2021
  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011), “tüwü”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana, Lyon, page 120, 284–285