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Re: THEORY: Aymara

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 24, 1999, 0:11
"Alex C." wrote:
> How are aymaras able to elude the language change through the ages? I > mean, I gues this change would eventually produce irregularities, am I > right?
The suffixes are probably recent. I imagine that an earlier stage of Aymara was isolating, and, perhaps from local influences, they evolved into affixes.
> An opinion of my own: Perhaps the Guzman-de-Rojas view is too > paternalistic to the Aymaras. The Aymara is a common language. It has > nothing "magic" nor "extraterrestrial". It's just quite regular and > simple. That's all.
My thoughts exactly. No law says that languages HAVE to be irregular, after all. :-) -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor