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historical linguistics

Dr. Andrew Byrd appears as a guest on "I Don't Understand with William Shatner" kda226 Wed, 01/12/2022 - 03:39 pm
Growing Your Elative: Linguistic Seminar Series kbmc229 Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:45 am
A number of comparative, superlative, and elative suffixes are longer than they would be if
they had simply undergone regular sound changes, e.g. the Latin superlative/elative sux
-issimus. Closer inspection reveals that they have developed in a parallel fashion. The
development involves the analogical extension of a longer sound pattern from a small class
of forms to a large one. I suggest how we might relate this to the semantics of adjective
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