About infixation I have no idea. But about ablaut (alliteration ; ) ), did
you see ( ?


On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 1:28 AM, Jeffrey Jones <[log in to unmask]>

> I don't really understand how ablaut and infixing come about. I've been
> trying
> to find information online with good explanations without any significant
> success. I found one paper on the theory of infix origins but it was very
> Chomskyan. Another summarized the different types but didn't give a me
> "feel"
> for it. There seems to be even less satisfactory information on ablaut
> origins.
> Apparently all the existing ablaut systems came about thousands of years
> ago.
> Any ideas?
> Jeff