Re: THEORY: frozen? was: Re: [CHAT] (Hawaiian) Words for "boredom"
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 20, 2002, 3:43|
Pablo Flores wrote:
>What's a frozen prefix?
>a prefix (or any element for that matter) that is known (from comparative
evidence) to have been a separable morpheme, but which in some language(s)
has ceased to be productive but remains permanently attached ("frozen", also
called "fossilized") to a form. Thus what was once a transparently bi- or
poly-morphemic form becomes mono-morphemic.
Other good examples-- all those Arabic words in Span. that begin with al-.
(Hi Pablo, good to have you back.)