Re: Deriving words that aren't too long
|From:||Peter Clark <pc451@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 16, 1998, 18:30|
> > For example, I have the root "chit" (gift), and by adding theendings
> > "il" and "a" I get the word "chitila" (to take). Is there any way I
> > could still have regular derivation, but keep the size of the words
> > down?
Have you thought about using mutations? While Enamyn wouldn't form
"to take" from "a gift", a verb like "to bestow" could be regularized
with a simple final consonant mutation: "chit" /xit/ -> "chitwr"
/xiT.r=/. (Ignore the syllabic /r/ for now; it has something to do
with the verbs, and not with the derivation.)
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