Morphology Practice

Answer the following questions based on the data from Isthmus Zapotec, a language spoken in Mexico:

  1. What morphemes denote the following?
    1. possession (genitive case)
    2. third person singular
    3. second person plural
  2. This data contains allomorphs for the roots that correspond to the following translations. Write out the allomorphs (roots only) for each:
    1. ‘tortilla’
    2. ‘rope’
    3. ‘chicken’
  3. What phonological environment triggers the alternate forms for these allomorphs?


This practice question was taken from Meredith Landman’s site, and more morphology practice questions can be found here.