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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? -- Today: 809/8/24 1/3/14/4/21 ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor