Re: Isolating, Inflected, Word Building, ETC.
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 5, 2005, 20:02|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> veritosproject@GMAIL.COM writes:
> > ObQuestion: How come, if language has "evolved" for so long, does it
> > still have so many quirky exceptions etc.?
> I think it is typical to have some exceptions after such a process,
> but from very few to very many, anything can happen. Natlangs
> probably cover the full spectrum.
>As the old saying goes, "sound change produces irregularity, analogy
restores regularity". And borrowing, esp. between related languages, can