[tlhIngan Hol] {-oy} following an open syllable

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 13:32:05 PST 2019


On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 21:59 , <kechpaja at kechpaja.com> wrote:

> It also isn't that strange for a language to have an affix that can't
> attach to words with certain phonological shapes, even if the resulting
> word wouldn't violate any phonological rules. For instance, the English
> deadjectival verbalizing suffix "-en" that we see in words such as
> "redden" and "darken" (it's generally used with color terms, but can
> occasionally occur with other adjectives) cannot be added to adjectives
> ending in a vowel or sonorant — which is why you don't hear *yellowen or
> *greenen.


You do if you're willing to embiggen your vocabulary.

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De'vID
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