Re: Fusional languages
|From:||Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 22:59|
At 01:22 PM 9/23/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Harald Stoiber wrote:
> > Wikipedia says:
> > "A fusional language is a type of polysynthetic language"
> > And then:
> > "The canonical examples of fusional languages are Latin and German."
> > Conclusion:
> > German is a polysynthetic language.
> > Should I believe this??? At least I speak German natively and am not
> > especially bad at it *g* ... I never noticed the polysynthesis in
> > that language. I suspect that Wikipedia means "synthetic language" in
> > the context of fusional language. This would make more sense.
>Definitely. Fusional languages are *not* a type of polysynthetic
>language. Altho polysynthetic languages can, at least in principle, be
>fusional, they are generally agglutinating. "Synthetic" is definitely
You know, anyone can edit Wikipedia themselves. Maybe you ought to in this