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On Thu, 10 Sep 1998, charles wrote (excerpt):
 
> Modern English has moved back somewhat toward inflection.
 
    Yes, consider the nineteenth-century, originally-substandard
"snuck" as the preterite of "sneak."  "Snuck" is now more or less
standard in American English, at least.  An example of a weak verb
turning into a strong verb (internal vowel changes rather than a
tacked-on ending).
 
> A colorless, regular, simple, boring IAL would be such
 
    Of course, nothing prohibits a (con)IAL from being a mixed type.
Ido is more or less agglutinative with a slight inflectional
tendency (as in its noun plurals).
 
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