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Re: Language Change

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, May 13, 1999, 23:19
Joe Mondello wrote:
> how would this happen? what sort of situation would occur in th e interim?
With adjectives, you may have a period of both occurring, that is, you'd sometimes have "white house", and sometimes "house white". With postpositions becoming prepositions, you might have a time of some postpositions and some prepositions. Sometimes postpositions can become verbal prefixes, for instance, "John Bill with spoke" could become "John with-spoke Bill". -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor