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Re: infix(Lakota gloss included)

From:SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY <smithma@...>
Date:Thursday, March 22, 2001, 1:13
On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Brandon Denny wrote:

> Lakota has changed roughly three times in the past 150 years. The first time > it was changed to make the writting of it easier, but the second drift > emphasized a more anglicized word order.
Really? I'm sure you know more than I do, but the Lakhota speaker that works with people here at UCLA definitely doesn't have an "anglicized" word order. She is very consistently SOV, and does not really like to change orders around too much. Her demonstratives follow the nouns they modify, and her relative clauses are internally headed. So this makes me curious -- in what way has Lakhota word order been changed? Marcus