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Suprafixes (was Re: TECH: Testing again, no new on-topic content (...))

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Saturday, November 15, 2003, 15:37

On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 10:22:49 +0100,
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:

> Quoting Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>: > > > I have been reading the descriptions of Mattole and Burushaski, as well as > > some half-remembered stuff on Eskimo-Aleut languages, and I've been cooking > > up one hell of a non-English, non-PIE, quite alien (to me) language. > > > > The first notable point is that it has 26 different Person/Gender > > inflections for verbs, some of which depend on the gender of both the > > speaker and the listener. It has 53 consonants and 15 vowels. Roots are all > > CV monosyllabic. It is agglutinative, and does so via suffixes and > > suprafixes, and has ablaut as a result, as well as vowel harmony.
Whoa! Sounds very complicated, almost like Danny Wier's Tech! Hope you manage, and not get stuck in build-and-tear cycles like Danny. (BTW, I haven't heard of Danny for months.)
> Suprafixes? And that would be?
AFAIK, a "suprafix" is a derivation or inflection which involves changes to suprasegmentals, e.g. an accent shift. Greetings, Jörg.


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>