Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: THEORY: Question: Bound Morphemes

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 6, 1999, 20:20
"R. Nierse" wrote:
> There is another difference. In English, the article remains (because > it is a separate word?), even if the noun is inflected (e.g. gets a > genitive 's'). In Basque, the article -a is replaced by -ren in case > of genitive.
Or perhaps because "the" is a prefix, while -'s is a suffix, while in Basque both are affixes, or it's just a difference between Basque and English. -- "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any thing till they were sure it would offend no body, there would be very little printed" - Benjamin Franklin ICQ #: 18656696 AIM screen-name: NikTailor