By Rolando Felix Armendáriz

Warihío is a spoken Uto-Aztecan language with dialects. Upland Warihío is located within the mountains of Chihuahua. River Warihío is spoken alongside the Mayo River in Sonora, Mexico. including Yaqui, Mayo and a few of the Tarahumara dialects, Warihío makes up the Taracahitic sub-group of the Sonoran department of Uto-Aztecan. All box and aiding facts right here come from the River dialect. This grammatical define touches on all significant elements of River Warihío, together with a short description of its phonology, significant and minor observe sessions, uncomplicated sentence constitution, voice, and complicated sentences constitution. the outline and research of voice phenomena, together with passives, causatives, and applicatives, follows Shibatanis theoretical framework. additionally integrated is a quick part evaluating a few proper elements of Warihío grammar with Uto-Aztecan languages. the writer got his Bachelor and grasp levels in Linguistics from the Universidad de Sonora, México. His Master's Thesis used to be on Yaqui Grammatical relatives. He acquired a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Rice collage. the writer has released a number of articles on Warihío, and Yaqui grammatical and data constructions.

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There is no alternative, no exception allowed: whether one arrives on time to greet the waiting doorkeeper (instantaneity), or delays and arrives later than expected (the untimely, the messianic), the implication is the same: that this is no window of chance, for this heavy structure requires a being to pry it open, a mass to stop it from sealing close. Its hinges are immobilized, though a torso is enough to match its insane pressure (to become the wedge, the strait, the conduit). Such is the ultimate “humility” described above: to “perceive oneself” as the “adornment” of this wayfare entrance, to compensate for the rusting crux, to face the all-surrendering frame of the “pure mirror” and hear the subtle cracking of one’s own bones as the selfforsaking dissonance of a border.

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