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Agglutination and kinds of affixes [was Re: First Conlang...?]

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 23:42
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Andreas Johansson wrote: > >>Is there a term for languages where you have essentially one-to-one >>correspondence between morphemes and grammatical categories, but forgoes >>agglutinating accretion of suffixes in favour of mutations and infixes? > > > Well, infixes would still be agglutinating, I believe. I don't know > what you'd call it if it used mutations. I'd probably just call it a > kind of agglutinating, just with the morpheme being an abstraction like > "plus voicing" or "lenition" and the like, rather than a phonetic entity > like /ta/.
Agglutinating suprafixion and ablaut would be interesting. Seems like it would result in a pretty wild phonology.