Vallian "final 'm'"
|From:||Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 25, 2007, 14:35|
In my language Vallian, original final "-m" changed to "-n," whilst the stem
form of words originally ending in "-m" retained "-m". However, I am also
proposing that, under the influence of a neighbouring language, animate
nouns gained an accusative ending -m, which did not change the status of
word-final "-n" in the non-accusative.
Explanation: Given a word "maran", "mother", the relevant forms are:
Nom. sing.: maran (including consonant gradation t -> r in closed syllable)
Oblq. stem.: matam(-e)- (no consonant gradation in open syllable)
Gen. sing.: matamen
Acc. sing.: matamem
Oblq. plur. stem: matami-
Gen. plural.: matamin
Acc. plural: matamim.
Is this credible?