Self-segregating Semitic Morphology
|From:||Logan Kearsley <chronosurfer@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 8, 2008, 4:53|
Thought 1- building vocabulary based on consonantal roots allows for a
large and powerful derivational system without having to resort to
long strings of agglutinating affixes.
Thought 2- self-segregating morphology is kinda cool.
It would be neat if these two ideas could be combined. Unfortunately,
most self-segregating morphology schemes are based on limiting the
shapes of syllables that are allowed in certain positions, which seems
directly contradictory to the idea of a derivational system that's
based on changing syllable shapes around a consonantal root.
Any ideas on how to get around that? Or is it inevitable that trying
to implement self-segregating morphology will severely restrict how
much of the total pattern space you can use in a consonantal root