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Re: Nested infixes

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Thursday, February 9, 2006, 17:05
On 2/9/06, Harald S. <polysynthetic@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Feb 2006 11:20:48 -0500, Harald S. <polysynthetic@...> wrote: > > >But if there is more than one affix to apply to the root, all further > >affixes are then inserted after the leading vowel of the first affix. > > I forgot to write that the further affixes will be reversed, thus, having > the form CV.
So, for instance, if you have a root word like "tapu", then add an infix "ek", it will form "tapeku"; or adding "at" would form "tapatu"; but if you have both infixes, it would be "tapetaku" or "tapaketu", depending on the order they were applied? That's pretty baroque. I suppose there would have to be some inherent order or precedence to the infixes, so for instance mood applies before aspect before tense, or something like that. -- Jim Henry