Re: Unilang: the Morphology
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 24, 2001, 22:38|
Pavel Adamek wrote:
> I can see it as both inflective and agglutinatave, but I agree
> that it looks more similar to the inflective than the agglutinative ones,
> because in agglutinative laguages,
> the morphemes are usually syllabic.
> And instead of _-k_,
> the pl acc would take _-sn_ in purely agglutinative languge.
Agglutinating is defined by using *multiple* morphemes that have
meanings. Like, say:
Plural = -p
Genetive = -s
Genetive plural = -ps
That would still be nonsyllabic, but very much agglutinating.
If it were inflectional, genetive plural might be, say, -f
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