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Edward Sapir (1884–1939).  Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech.  1921.
 

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Fundamental TypeIIIIIIVTechniqueSynthesisExamples
A
(Simple Pure-
relational)
aIsolatingAnalyticChinese; Annamite
(d)a, bIsolating
(weakly
aggultinative)
AnalyticEwe (Guinea Coast)
(b)a, b,
c
Agglutinative
(mildly
agglutinative
fusional)
AnalyticModern Tibetan
B
(Complex Pure-
relational)
b, (d)aAgglutinative-
isolating
AnalyticPolynesian
ba,
(b)
Agglutinative-
isolating
PolysyntheticHaida
caFusional-
isolating
AnalyticCambodgian
bbAgglutinativeSyntheticTurkish
b, d(b)bAgglutinative
(symbolic
tinge)
PolysyntheticYana (N. California)
c, d,
(b)
a, bFusional-
agglutinative
(symbolic
tinge)
Synthetic
(mildly)
Classical Tibetan
bcAgglutinative
fusional
Synthetic
(mildly
polysynthetic)
Sioux
ccFusionalSyntheticSalinan
(S.W. California)
d, c(d)d, c, aSymbolicAnalyticShilluk (Upper Nile)
  NOTE.—Parentheses indicate a weak development of the process in question.

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