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Mutations in General

From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Sunday, October 20, 2002, 3:25
>Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 10:36:50 -0400 > From: Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...> >Subject: Re: Mutations in general was Re: Taalen mutations
>On Friday, October 18, 2002, at 09:55 , Peter Clark wrote:
>> Question: I know that other languages (I think some Niger-Bantu ones, >> IIRC) >>have mutation systems--would some knowledgable person care to give an >>outline of >>one or two of them? I say this because Enamyn's mutation system is
>It's somewhat off the beaten path, but Korean has a number of >mutations. >I can dig up my reference and post a few if you're interested. :-)
>I envy you, actually. I have a Welsh grammar somewhere but darned if I >can find it.
>Yoon Ha Lee [] >
>Assassins, Inc. We aim to please.
Malay has an interesting feature in the prefix me [m@.(C)means the consonant vanishes me me-layang me-masak me-nanti me-nganga /ng/ = [N] me-nyanyi /ny/ = [n^] me-rampas mem mem-buang mem-(p)ukul men men-dukong men-(t)ipu men-chabut men-jawab meng meng-ajar meng-eja meng-isi meng-ukor meng-gulang meng-hantor meng-(k)enal meny meny-(s)impar I wonder why the voiceless plosives disappear rather than the voiced? And maybe the [s] of simpar is etymologically a palatal voiceless plosive [c]? Also, I'll post some Sanskrit sandhi rules that might be useful. But I've had to retype this Malay message once already. "commune id vitium est, hic vivimus ambitiosa paupertate" Juvenal, Satires 3.182-3 _________________________________________________________________ Choose an Internet access plan right for you -- try MSN!


Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>