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what does -il- do (when it exists)

From:Rodlox <rodlox@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 20:14
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From: Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: what does -il- do?

> Quoting Rodlox <Rodlox@...>: > > > I was thinking again (no no, don't run YET)....and became curious as to > > what matter of modifier (if that's the right word) -il- is. > > > > For example... > > "The wood is heavy." > > "The forest is heavily wooded." > > > > one does not (that I know of) say "the forest is heavy-wooded" or "the
> > is heavily" I thought to ask: what is the -il- that so affects some > > words? *curious* > > There's no actual -il- infix present;
oh. *I looks properly embarassed* are there any languages which would have infixes?
> what we're seen is an orthographic > convention whereby final -y when preceded by a consonant turns to -i- when
> ending beginning in a consonant is added. Thus we get _heavily_ for what
> be **_heavyly_, which in turn, of course, is simply the adjective _heavy_
> the regular adverb-former _-ly_. > > Andreas >


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>infixes (was Re: what does -il- do (when it exists))