Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: infix

From:Marcus Smith <smithma@...>
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2001, 17:13
At 3/29/01 10:45 AM +0300, you wrote:
>On 29 March, Marcus Smith wrote: > > >John Cowan wrote: > > > > > >>Which is why "immaterial" becomes "imma-bloody-material", which a > >>copy of "-ma-". > > > >That's attested?! I would have ranked that as about as good as > >"ab-fucking-solutely". > >I also doubt that "ab-fucking-solutely" is likely to be said
That was my point. It sounds attrocious to me, as does the "imma-bloody-material" example.
>--- but, IMHO, >it's because this would break up the stressed-unstressed-stressed-unstressed >pattern of the word "absolutely". I can't cite any >printed source, but I _have_ heard "abso-fucking-lutely",
I've heard it and used it -- much to my students suprise. (I was teaching about infixation when I used it)
> (which >preserves the stress pattern). > >Dan Sulani > >-------------------------------------------------------------------- >likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. > >A word is an awesome thing.
Marcus Smith "Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatsoever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing." -- Thomas Huxley


Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>