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Sun Mar 25, 2012, 10:43 PM

French is becoming a polysythetic language?!?!?!? [View all]

This article just blew my mind:


It argues that spoken French has developed some characteristics of polysythetic languages like those found among Amerindian and Bantu languages such as noun incorporation into the verb and polypersonal agreement (marking the object as well as the subject on the verb).

The creepy thing is that I am having the English descendant I'm working on for my sci-fi universe evolve in the same way, and that was even long before I read this today!

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