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PolyF and question

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Sunday, May 6, 2007, 2:38
PolyF verb roots are CVC and derived verb stems end in CVC. There are four
original vowels: i, e, a, and u. Aspects other than perfective are indicated by
a vowel infixed before the last consonant. The infix combines with the
root/stem vowel as shown in the table.

  Infix Aspect        Combinations
     0  Perfective    (i)  e   a/o  (u)
    *a  Imperfective  yâ   ê   â    wâ
    *u  Retrospective yû   ou  au   û
    *i  Prospective   î    ei  ai   wî

The mood/tense vowel follows the possibly modified stem.

    e  Indicative, non-future
    î  Indicative, future
    o  Imperative
    â  Subjunctive
    û  Optative

Examples illustrating aspects:
1. halen  "I ran."
2. hâlen  "I was running."
3. haulen  "I have run."
4. hailen  "I'm about to run."

My question is whether or not these stems look or sound too similar.



David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>