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Fascinating! This seems a bit like the over-declension
of Basque. It occurs to me that languages with these
kinds of features might use anaphoric suffixes like
Turkish -pu to keep from having too many
tounge-twisters in one sentence.

--- Jörg Rhiemeier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hallo!
>
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2004 21:17:20 +0200, I wrote:
>
> > [examples of suffixaufnahme in Old Albic]
> >
> > If all that looks complicated, well, it is.
>
> Indeed, so complicated that I got some forms wrong
> in the 2nd
> and the 3rd example.
>
> Here are the correct examples:
>
> (2) mbar-em-as   o-s-em-as    mbestiro-s-em-as
>     house-PL-LOC M-GEN-PL-LOC baker-GEN-PL-LOC
>     `in the houses of the baker'
>
> (3) mbar-em-as   i-s-em-as     mbestir-i-s-em-as
>     house-PL-LOC PL-GEN-PL-LOC baker-PL-GEN-PL-LOC
>     `in the houses of the bakers'
>
> The other examples, it seems to me, are correct.
> But anyway, the principle ought to be clear.
>
> Greetings,
>
> Jörg.



	
		
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