CHAT: liaison (was: Re: CHAT: Synesthesia and conlanging (wasRe:The ConlangInstinct))
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 10, 1999, 19:27|
Don Blaheta wrote:
> The [t] for inversion, though, is present *regardless* of the final
> consonant of the verb, and is written if the verb ends in vowel (thus
> mange-t-il, a-t-elle),
Interesting. Is this from the fact that most 3rd persons end in /t/?
Perhaps the /t/ became re-analyzed as a general inversion-marker?
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