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.