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Re: Arabic affixation

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 10, 2004, 20:42
On Monday, February 9, 2004, at 05:55  PM, Adam Walker wrote:
> Thanks. I borrowed ni- from one of the passive > constructions in Hebrew to be the standard passive > affixe for C-a so you have _amans_ loves vs. _ñamans_ > is loved or _naxins_ births vs. _ninaxins_ is born. > I also decided to make reflexives by prefixing xi- > (derived from Latin _se_) instead of suffixing it as > in other romance langs. Though I made that choice > when C-a was SOV and now that it's VSO I'm not as sure > it fits. We'll see. > With ni- and xi- already being prefixes I'd hoped to > find a bit of Hebrew/pseudoPunic morphology to prefix > for the causative, but alas and alack. Well, there > are other options to explore . . . > Adam
If you're already using those, i'm sure something like |hi-| from the |hif`il| paradigm would be fine. Or maybe something like |shi-| or |sha-| (with /S/), from the sub-paradigm |shif`eil|. Or |s(V)-| i think is used in the Arabic cognate forms. -Stephen (Steg) "aru."


Adam Walker <carrajena@...>