Re: What're "agglutinating" and "isolating"? (was Re: Speedtalk attempts)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 7, 1998, 14:31|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Tom Wier wrote:
> > (I suppose one
> > could have _superfixes_ too, where the morpheme is a tonal change
> > rather than a segmental sound change, but that's more theoretical,
> > and AFAIK, no languages use this).
> There's are some, except it's called a "suprafix", for example Chatino:
In the Taishan dialect of Cantonese, pronouns are pluralized by
changing the tone, but I can give no examples.
For more information, see my Linguist List posting "Grammar by
tones" at http://linguist.emich.edu/issues/3/3-374.html#2
or other Linguist List archive sites.
ObConlang: the examples in my original Linguist list query
at http://linguist.emich.edu/issues/3/3-341.html#1 are taken
from -gua!spi, though with English morphemes.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)