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USAGE: ? ? ? USAGE: Circumfixes

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 11, 2004, 17:37
Hiligaynon (Philipines, island of Panay) has a few:

Ka- -an - collective noun:

Kabataan - youth, children stem: bata - child
kasagingan - banana plantation stem: saging - banana
kamaisan - cornfield stem: mais - corn

it also seems to have a similar function like -ness:

kabudlayan - difficulty, harship stem: budlay - hard, difficult
kamaayohan - goodness stem: maayo - good, well

ka- -on: forms nouns. Seems to have a sense of time, or state:

kaagahon - early morning. stem:  aga - morning
kagab-ihon - deep night. stem: gabi - night
kamatayon - death. stem: patay - to die, dead, to put out (fire), to switch off

kina- -an: abstract stative nouns
ma- -an: source does not tell its use.

This is from:

shows all Hiligaynon affixes.

The damage we do by the hopes that we raise.

Hell really IS paved with good intentions.


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>