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Re: nom*i*nal*ize 2. to convert (an underlying clause) into a noun phrase

MorphemeAddict ( [KLI Member] [Hol taghwI']

In a message dated 9/14/2009 12:43:25 Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> What's interesting about these is that these are different types of 
> suffixes. From MO's description, it sounded like you couldn't use a naked verb 
> plus {-ghach} because some sort of time or state was implied by {-ghach} 
> that the naked verb didn't convey, so one had to use one of the "aspectual" 
> suffixes, such as {-taH} or {-qa'}. But the only aspectual suffix in the 
> above group is {-qa'}, and the others are more like modal suffixes.  So maybe 
> the need for an intervening suffix is more of a formal requirement than 
> something inherent in the meaning of {-ghach}.
> -- ter'eS

That's been my understanding all along.

lay'tel SIvten

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