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Re: jI-x-ghach?

lab SuStel:

>I have a suggestion as to why this is weird.  When you put together a word,
>what parts are considered first?  Do you start with /qalegh/ and then add
>suffixes, or do you start with /legh/, add on suffixes (including /-ghach/),
>and then finally add the /qa-/?
>With /-ghach/ and a prefix together, it looks like you might have to
>construct the verb + suffixes, then add the prefix, and THEN add yet another
>suffix, /-ghach/ to "wrap" it (to borrow a term from tulwI').  The /qa-/


>would be "inside" the /-ghach/.  But this would mean you wouldn't normally
>add /qa-/ to an already-suffixed verb.  Or whatever.  It gets messy.  And
>this, I think, is why not everyone likes the idea of prefix + verb + -ghach.

sounds sensible to me. too messy.


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