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Query Subject:   'Be' as Source of (Action) Nominalization
Author:   Andrea Sansò
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics

Query:   Dear LINGUIST List members,

In Paumari the nominalized form of the verb (verbal noun) is marked by the suffix –hi, which is said to be clearly related with the verb meaning 'be' (Chapman & Derbyshire 1991: 180-181, 240). I wonder whether there are any other languages in which the verb 'be' is (reconstructed to be) the source of nominalizing morphology.

Could anyone help by providing data from languages you're familiar with and/or pointing to existing literature?

I will post a summary if the results prove to be interesting.

Thanks for any information,

Andrea Sansò
LL Issue: 24.1876
Date posted: 30-Apr-2013


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