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Re: Arabic affixation

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, February 9, 2004, 22:03
On Friday, February 6, 2004, at 06:01  PM, Adam Walker wrote:
> Not sure how I'm gonna handle causatives yet. How > does Hebrew do it? How about Ladino, Italkien or > Yiddish.
Hebrew sometimes uses the |pi`eil| paradigm (properly the 'intensive', not causative) and sometimes the |hif`il| (actual 'causative') depending on the verb. Ladino and Yiddish work like Spanish and German, respectively, as far as i know. I don't think that the gemination of second root radical consonants would be something easily transferable from tiriliteral-root-based Semitic languages to IE languages. -Stephen (Steg) "the world is upside down."


Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Adam Walker <carrajena@...>