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Re: Arabic affixation

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 10, 2004, 21:52
On Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at 10:05  AM, Adam Walker wrote:
> Steg, how does the pi'eil conjugation work. I > searched and saerched for it online last night and > couldn't find anything in transliteration. (My puter > can't read Hebrew font at present. It's one of > several broken fonts on this machine.) I found hi'fil > and see that in addition to doubling the consonant it > prefixes hi-. That's the sort of thing borrowed > before, but hi- is not much fun since all H's drop in > the initial stages of C-a. I guess I *could* have a > prefix i- but I like CV prefixes better. (How silly is > that?) > Adam
Pi`eil: perfect/past: root in form CiC²CaC (|C²| signifies gemination of the consonant) affixes / full forms where appropriate: 1s -ti: 2sm -ta: 2sf -t 3sm CiC²e:C 3sf CiC²@Ca: 1p -nu: 2pm -tem 2pf -ten 3p CiC²@Cu: participle: ms m@CaC²e:C fs m@CaC²eCet mp m@CaC²@Ci:m fp m@CaC²@Co:t imperfect/future: root in form CaC²e:C 1s ?a.- (a. = ultrashort /a/, /a/-colored /@/) 2sm t@- 2sf t@CaC²@Ci: 3sm y@- 3sf t@- 1p n@- 2pm t@CaC²@Cu: 2pf t@CaC²e:Cna: 3pm y@CaC²@Cu: 3pf t@CaC²e:Cna: imperative: 2sm CaC²e:C 2sf CaC²@Ci: 2pm CaC²@Cu: 2pf CaC²e:Cna: infinitive "to" form: l@CaC²e:C -Stephen (Steg) "no time"