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CONLANG Digest - 28 Feb 2000 to 29 Feb 2000 (#2000-61)

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 1, 2000, 15:56
>Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 21:08:13 -0600 >From: Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...> >Subject: A poem by Ryokun > >lass-a-ata umu Riukun >word-+-thing by Ryokun
>Explanation of abbreviations, et alia > >+ -- "a" is a conjunctive particle (is there an official name for this?) >indicating that the words joined by it are considered one unit. Thus >"lass-a-ata = wordthing, or "poem"
Sounds like (what the last linguistics book I read called) an interfix. Jadúno has one with what looks like the same function, the -ai- in words like "jawélainucho", (TA + wake + night) for the Nightwatch (only example that comes to mind, I'm not at my computer...) *Muke! -- ICQ: 1936556 AIM: MukeTurtle "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." -- C. S. Lewis