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Re: Keeping Track of Ambiguity in your Conlang?

Date:Saturday, August 31, 2002, 3:59
On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 07:56:44PM -0400, Roger Mills wrote:

> A certain amount of ambiguity can arise in Kash causative verbs, due to > morphophonemic processes. The caus. prefix is /ruñ-/--- > > base-initial t, n, l and r all end up as /rund-/ > base-initial p and m both end up /rumb-/ etc. > > So far it hasn't caused any insurmountable problems......
I guess it's more of a worry with my obsession with derivational affixes. I want to make something with the equivalent of the long derivational affix strings of an agglutinating language, only have them be a fusional mix of prefixes/suffixes, infixes, and sound changes within the word :) The resulting mess should be chaotic and unpredictable.
> A few 3 syl. forms ending in -mi (homonymous with the 1st.sing. poss. > suffix) have back formed bases (due to childrens' speech)-- > > compound sucami (su- 'water' cami 'sweet') 'soda pop' now usually suca. > kusimi 'a small cat-like animal that can become friendly, esp. towards > children' > popularly kusi
Aw, that's cute! :) Amanda