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Re: Help: Syntax

From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Saturday, July 27, 2002, 4:22
J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...> korte:
> What about languages that have both head-first and head-final > "options" > in their compoundings (i.e. English is notorious for this in its > borrowings > from French... also in "technobabble" and brandnames)? I guess that > falls > more under idiomatic usage than anything else...
my conlang Kontoko does both, and almost every word is a compound. this is further complicated by the fact that individual elements of compounds decline and they decline differently depending on the other elements of the compound. this makes almost every word irregular. for example: nretok is nar (our) + it (present tense) + ek (people) and narekol is nar (our) + ek (people) + le (genitive). Robert Wilson (Elentirno Pereldar) ( ><(((> ><(((> <)))>< ><(((> ><(((> I yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen. I yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta. "Ananwa," eque erye, "i ilúvë ná carmë Eruva. Ilyë nati nar tanwi Erullo."