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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:
> Or > 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 we 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. -- "A silent mouth is sweet to hear" - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AOL: NikTailor