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Re: Where does inflection change to agglutination?

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Friday, December 27, 2002, 2:10
Roberto Suarez Soto wrote:
> So, unless in the 1s person of the Indicative, there are > suffixes that are the same for every verbal form, and that carry the > person and number meaning. And there's also a suffix for each verbal > term. Isn't this agglutination, with only some cases of inflection, or > am I missing something?
Well, you also have: Comí = Com + i + (nothing) Comiste = Com + i + ste Comió = Com + i + ó Comimos = Com + i +mos Comisteis = Com + i + steis Comieron = Com + i + eron Which, except in first person plural, has none of the same endings. Of course, the Spanish system *is* derived ultimately from a root + ending + personal suffix system, but sound changes have largely obscured it. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42