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Re: Verbs Outside of the Slavic

From:Kevin Athey <kevindeanathey@...>
Date:Sunday, January 30, 2005, 19:45
>From: caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> > >--- In, 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 squishing. <grin> Athey _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today - it's FREE!