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Compounding in Himmaswa
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a brief explanation of how Himmaswa compound words are formed
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Compound words in Himmaswa are formed simply by juxtaposing two or more free morphemes. The resulting compound takes stress only on the first member; all other morphemes are unstressed. As a general rule, compounded morphemes do not undergo phonological alteration, but there are exceptions.

Examples of simple, regularly-formed compounds (stress marked with an acute accent):

致受 ntéyplar "so that"
from ntéy "cause" and plár "receive"

胸部 sáungjik "thorax"
from sáung "chest" and jík "part"

Noun-noun Compounds
Typically, noun-noun compounds are left-branching, placing the head last in the compound, evident in the name Himmaswa itself, meaning "Himma-language."

余域 ñóugeum "foreign land"
from ñóu "surplus; extra; excluded item(s)" and géum "zone; region"

畑組 héuubngoy "farm"
from héuu "cultivated field" and bngóy "collection; group"

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