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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 >better.
You know, anyone can edit Wikipedia themselves. Maybe you ought to in this case. Isidora