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Re: English Construct State/Future Arabic

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, February 17, 2002, 5:11
"Anthony M. Miles" wrote:
> > 1) > I was trying to construct a future variety of English, and I wondered: > given the English speaker's tendency to slur the preposition 'of', > would the development of an English construct state be likely? > Sample: > haus > hausV > hauz@z > hauz@zV
Seems not improbable to me. Altho, I'd be more likely to posit the preposition becoming a prefix. At any rate, it seems to me that it would be unstable, having a tendency to be completely dropped. -- "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


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