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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 -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42