Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2018)
Verbal characteristics in gunung sitoli dialect of nias language
Author(s): Siamir Marulafau
Abstract: This paper is aimed at discussing verbal characteristics in Nias language focusing on the morphology and syntax. This findings indicate that the verbal morphology is done through the process of affixation, reduplication and composition, and while the syntactic characteristics of verbs can be based on intransitive and transitive verb. It is concluded that the verbal process classified is carried out through inransitive and transitive verbs. Intransive verbs go together with affixes or without affixes, and with verbs undergoing the reduplication. Transitive verb is also accompanied with affixes and reduplication. Thus, the meaning of affixes can be different with prefixes, suffixes, infixes, and simulfixes. The meaning of reduplication is also influenced by repetition of the basic form of the words.