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CONLANG  August 2008, Week 3

CONLANG August 2008, Week 3

Subject:

Re: CV metathesis Q

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Carl Banks <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:54:55 -0400

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Jeffrey Jones wrote:
> I've been playing with a sketch where most of the verbs have two basic 
> stems, CVCVC and CVCCV, to which a number of affixes are added. Mostly, 
> I've been working on filling in the specific morphology and on subsequent 
> development (sound changes etc.) but recently, I started wondering exactly 
> how the two stems came about in the first place. Any ideas?

How about elision instead?  Stems all started as CVCVCV.  In