[b-hebrew] comparative historical linguistics was Re:Nun-Tav-Vetroot
if at math.bu.edu
Mon Nov 27 22:28:07 EST 2006
All a pronoun is is a universal identity marker, and is therefore
meaningful in all the cases I brought up. Notice that the equality
does not say er=are.
On Nov 27, 2006, at 2:56 PM, stoneyb wrote:
> The English 'er' in prisoner=prison+er=prison+are is likewise a
> A) 'prisoner' brought its suffix over from French
> B) '-er' has never had anything to do with 'are'. Different stem
> C) characterizing an agentive affix as a 'pronoun' does makes a
> kind of
> metaphoric sense, but at the price of making the term 'pronoun'
> virtually meaningless.
> Stoney Breyer
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