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Re: Reconstruction challenge

From:Eldin Raigmore <tomhchappell@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 18:32
On Wed, 8 Feb 2006 14:26:38 +0000, Peter Bleackley
<Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:

>The table below shows subject/object prefixes for a fusional polysynthetic >language. Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to find the >morphemes from which they are derived in the languages recent agglutinating >ancestor, and the sound changes that got us from there to here. > >Subjects in rows, objects in columns. 1st person has inclusive and >exclusive plural forms, 3rd person has animate and inanimate forms. >Everything is in CXS. > > intrans 1 1ex 1inc 2 2p 3an 3anp 3in
>1 pi pesa pesQku pes&fi bwi bwena pyxu pyxona pimi
>1ex pyku pykosa pykosQku pykos&fi pygwi pygwena
pikxu pikxona pykymi pykymena
>1inc pfi pfesa pfesQku pfes&fi pfiwi pfiwena pfyxu pfyxona
pfimi pfimna
>2 Nu Nosa NosQku Nos&fi Nywi Nywena Nuxu Nuxna Nymi
>2p Nona Nunsa NunsQku Nuns&fi Non&wi Non&wena NonQxu
NonQxona Non&mi Non&mena
>3an tu tosa tosQku tos&fi tywi tywena tuxu tuxna tymi
>3anp tona tunsa tunsQku tuns&fi ton&wi ton&wena tonQxu
tonQxona ton&mi tyn&mena
>3in mi rasa rasku ras&fi r&wi r&wena rQxu rQxona r&mi
>3inp mena ransa ransQku rans&fi ran&wi ran&wena ranQxu
ranQxona ranmi ranmena
> >Pete >=========================================================================