Re: [tied] Singulative
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Patrick Ryan" <proto-language@m...>
> You are relying on a, what many of us would consider, highly dubiousauthority.
>analyze as a singulative.
> In my opinion, -k is always a diminutive.
> I have never seen an example of -k in any language that I could
I wonder if there may be an automatic potential semantic overlap. A
recent example in English would be slang _quidlet_ 'pound (money)'
from slang _quid_ 'pound', which has uninflected plural. I don't
recall 'quidlet' being used for large sums, though that may have
changed since my youth.