Daily Archives: October 22, 2004 8:12 am

L’après-midi d’un phone


Together with the very much alive use of the vocative case in South East European languages, ablaut is one of those subjects that makes me go all tingly, so I was delighted to find It’s Ablaut Time, the weblog of David Mortensen . Anyone who regards the agentive nominalization of verb-particle combinations as a ‘relatively amusing construction’, and something to chat about over coffee with friends, or who writes papers called “Chain-shift, schmain-shift: Anti-Identity and Tone Sandhi in Hmong, A-Hmao, and Jingpho” is a-ok in my book. Long may he prosper.