Special attention should, however, be paid to the morphology, for it would be worth finding out whether there is morphological evidence of further correspondences or disagreements. More important is, that the words in the comparative lists often contain prefixes and suffixes. These must be examined in order to determine the basic morphemes. It is well known that informants usually give verbal forms and not their stems. These observations also apply to the words for parts of the body and kinship terms in the languages examined here.


Verbal Form Morphological Evidence Dual Form Inanimate Object Plural Form 
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