Daily Archives: October 22, 2004 8:12 am

L’après-midi d’un phone

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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.