Re: Unilang: the Morphology
|From:||Pavel A. da Mek <pavel.adamek@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 24, 2001, 8:03|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
>So, according to your definition inflextion is irregular by definition?
If the case morpheme does not depend on the root,
the grammar is regular,
but if it does not depend even on the number (and on the gender and ...),
it is more regular.
>I am operating on the theory that a 'word' is an speech unit
>that can be pronounced by itself
I agree that the word is what _can_ be pronounced by itself.
But it IMHO does not mean that it _must_ be pronounced by itself.
>the reduced forms of the English copula (-'m, -'re, -'s)
>aren't proper words
IMHO the reduced form of a word is a word in reduced form. :-)