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Re: Uto-Aztecan [was: What is an IE language]

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Monday, December 30, 2002, 22:40
At 12:59 PM -0600 12/21/02, Nik Taylor wrote:
>Mangiat wrote: >> nic-qua in nacatl >> 1s-eat * meat >> >> (where * is some sort of object mark or a determiner, perhaps) and: >> >> ni-naca-qua >> 1s-meat-eat >> >> Makes sense? > >My guess would be that the {c} in _nicqua in nacatl_ is an applicative: > >ni-c- qua in naca-tl >1s-applicative-eat (oblique case marker) meat-(absolutive?)
Nope. It's the third person singular object prefix. This prefix isn't present in the incorporated form below.
>Ni-naca-qua >1s-meat-eat
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