Re: derivations in Aelya (long)
|From:||jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 25, 2001, 20:26|
Aidan Grey sikayal:
> Static should result in -e (I know that's the right
> ending) but I can't figure out how it would have
> developed and remained. Loss of final vowels is
> common, and I'm trying to avoid conflict with the
> passive case in the personal pronouns.
> So how can I derive something that will provide me
> with -e on most nouns, but that won't clash with all
> the rest of my personal pronoun declensions? Or should
> I just let them clash? Would the clash be likely to
> cause a totally new form to arise, leaving the -e
> everywhere else, but a totally new form in the
> personal poronouns? Still, how would the -e begin for
> common nouns?
I would suggest forming some ending that will yeild final -e but that was
originally quite different. (Gee, that's brilliant.) For example, let's
say that the original was something like -E3E, which reduced -E3E > eje >
ej > e. I don't know if this would actually work since I don't know your
sound changes, but I'm sure some equivalent process is possible.
Jesse S. Bangs firstname.lastname@example.org
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