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Re: (Separable) suffixes?

Date:Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 21:45
In a message dated 2/21/2007 3:22:54 PM Central Standard Time,
jeff.rollin@GMAIL.COM writes:

> A proportion of you will probably be familiar with languages, such as German > and Hungarian, in which verbs may take prefixes (often derived from (pre- or > post-)positions) to modify the meaning, in a similar way to English phrasal > verbs, e.g. "ausgehen" (to go out, to exit), from "gehen"/"to go" and > "aus"/"out", or "leirja"/"to write down" from "irja"/"to write" and > "le"/"down". In both of those languages, these prefixes are separable (and > therefore phrases with the separated prefix look, syntactically, even more > like English: "Er geht aus"/"he goes out, he leaves"; "Irja le"/"He/she > writes it down", "Le akarna irni"/"He/she wants to write it down". > > Now to the main point: Are there any (nat- or con-)langs anyone knows of, > which are suffixing and use suffixes (specifically, identical to/derived > from prepositions) in the same way (e.g. as if the verb "to go out" in > German were "gehenaus" or "gehausen", rather than "ausgehen"?) > > If not, is such a thing even plausible? > > TIA >
Esperanto uses prepositions as prefixes, but they aren't separable. stevo


Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>