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Bella Coola[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


xł- (have, possess) + p̓x̣ʷłtłp (bunchberry plant) (p̓x̣ʷłt, p̓xołt (bunchberry)[1] + -łp (tree, plant)) + -łł (pluperfect marker) + -s (possessive marker)[2] + kʷc̓


  • IPA(key): [xɬpʼχʷɬtʰɬpʰɬːskʷʰt͡sʼ]
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  1. he had had in his possession a bunchberry plant


  1. ^ 1992, Thomas Forsyth McIlwraith, The Bella Coola Indians, volume 1
  2. ^ 1998, Ewa Czaykowski-Higgins, Marvin Dale Kinkade, Salish Languages and Linguistics: Theoretical and Descriptive Perspectives
  • 1984, Hank F. Nater, The Bella Coola Language (Mercury Series, Canadian Ethnology Service, No. 92)
  • 1991, Bruce Bagemihl, Syllable Structure in Bella Coola, in the Proceedings of the New England Linguistics Society, volume 21, pages 16–30