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Re: THEORY: Xpositions in Ypositional languages {X,Y}={pre,post}

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Thursday, September 27, 2007, 7:11
On Sep 24, 2007, at 7:42 AM, Henrik Theiling wrote:

> Hi! > > Andreas Johansson writes: >> Quoting Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>: >>> Then there are also mesoclitics, which occur between morphemes >>> within >>> a word in Portuguese. I don't see why some so-called endoclitics >>> (i.e. the ones between morphemes) shouldn't be called mesoclitics. >> >> Examples? > > I could imagine Eric means the object pronouns in future tense which > are between the verbal root and the future ending. Historically, this > developed from INF + OBJ_PRONOUN + habere. In other Romance langs, > the object pronoun moved away when the 'habere' forms became verb > endings. > > Since I don't speak Portuguese, I've used Google to provide some > examples: > > Eu falarei - I will speak > Eu falar-lhe-ei - I will speak to him. > > Or was it something else, you meant, Eric? > > **Henrik
It's a little late to respond, but yes -- that is what I meant.


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