Re: Verbs Outside of the Slavic
|From:||Kevin Athey <kevindeanathey@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 30, 2005, 19:45|
>From: caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Elliott Lash <erelion12@Y...> wrote:
> >the rest had been smushed together with the root in a variety of
> >morphophonemic processes.
> >What happens in Old Irish is that the aspectual augment <do-cum> in
> >this case, becomes squished together.
>I know the terms syncope, apocope, and aphaeresis, but I had never
>come across the terms smush and squish. David Crystal doesn't
>include them in his dictionary. Is there any differnce in these two
>terms or are they pretty much synonymous? :-)>
The most important important linguistic term I learned in my generative
syntax class was "glom". It is a process by which morphemes encliticize.
In diachronic linguistics, glomming is generally followed by smushing and/or
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