ERIC Number: EJ573707
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Um Infixation and Prefixation in Toba Batak.
Crowhurst, Megan J.
Language, v74 n3 p590-604 Sep 1998
Examines the behavior of the morpheme, um, in Toba Batak and Tagalog, which alternates as a prefix or an infix, arguing that the variation is conditioned by constraints on consonant clusters. Three patterns of variation that occur with um are described, noting that the stages involved in changing from infixed to prefixed positions over time are linguistically coherent. (SM)
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