Re: Ablaut/Gender[was Re: A Conlang by de group: genders]
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 12, 1998, 19:11|
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> what about using reduplication of the first syllabe for a meaning and the
> reduplication of the second for another: benol > bebenol > benolnol. There's
> a problem with single-syllabe roots, but we can add a new rule or make
> meanings that can't have both reduplications. We're free!
How's about we have *partial* reduplication of the first/last syllable.
E.g., benol > bebenol > benolol; thus, a one-syllable word like _nol_
would be nol > nolnol > nolol (altho this still creates a slight problem
with one-syllable words that are open syllables (like ko), but perhaps
can forbid this? OR (I don't know the term for this), but
prefixes like kV-, where the V is the first vowel of the word, thus
benol > kebenol, nol > konol, etc.
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