|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 8, 2004, 21:00|
How common are these in natlangs generally? I know French has several;
in the traditional (written) grammar <ne>...<pas> is one, and in
the reanalyzed grammar of the spoken language, they're all over the
place in the verb conjugations (e.g. the first- and second-person plural
markers /nu[z]/.../o~[z]/ and /vu[z]/.../e[z]/ in the present tense).
But I can't think of any examples offhand in other agglutinating
Contemplating using them in a conlang, but it's supposed to be a
naturalistic conlang, and wondering about realism.