Indo-European Spatial Markers in Kâmviri


Richard F. Strand

Abstract: Suffixes occurring with verbal roots and directional prepositions in Kâmviri symbolize points, regions, and trajectories in a visually based cognitive field, which I refer to as the cognitive image. These suffixes derive from Indo-European suffixes whose original meanings in some cases have been obscure. An analysis of the visual depictions symbolized by these suffixes and the corresponding gestures that accompany them suggests hypotheses about their origins.

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