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Morpheme boundaries coincide with syllable boundaries except in two parts of the grammatical word: (a) tense/aspect/mood suffixes, which may form rhymes or codas added to C(V) initials drawn from the lexical stem (b) the right edge of the pronominal prefix, where assertative, sequential and subordinating morphemes may be part of the rhyme, as exemplified in (2b).
In its full form -yelung- it follows the assertative prefix -h- (see [9],
10) In our data we have generally transcribed the assertative morphemes as occurring after the shortened sequential morpheme.
These are (a) the sequence taking in the pronominal prefix plus sequential, causal, assertative and subordinate markers on the one hand (the "pronominal prefix zone"), and the sequence taking in the comitative applicative, root, reflexive/reciprocal and TAM suffixes on the other (the "root zone").
Generally detached prefixes include the assertative marker, the subordinate marker or the sequential markers.
Certain morphemes of the verbal word, such as the assertative marker or subordinate marker, always attach to the detached unit containing the pronominal prefix.
In (42) the second pause separates the sequence, comprising prefix + assertative marker + incorporated nominal kom, from the verb root.
This free variation is not observed with the sequential markers dja and -lng and the assertative marker h suggesting that these units must form a coherent unit together with the prefix, and that this unit may not be interrupted by pause.