[Lingtyp] Apostrophe highlighting morphological information

Bohnemeyer, Juergen jb77 at buffalo.edu
Fri Sep 11 15:45:05 UTC 2020

Dear Jeff — I assume you are only interested in cases in which the glottal stop serves as a boundary marker? Many Yucatec verbs express passive voice through infixation of a glottal stop. So the glottal stop, if one considers it a segment, does not so much occur at a morpheme boundary but rather realizes itself a morpheme. Made-up examples below. — Best — Juergen

‘(S)he tears it’

‘Ist is torn’

> On Sep 11, 2020, at 12:40 AM, Jeff Siegel <jsiegel2 at une.edu.au> wrote:
> Greetings:
> I'm posting a question from a colleague in Germany:
> do you know of any language where the apostrophe represents a glottal
> stop and where it highlights morphological information? that is, the
> apostrophe (the glottal stop) only occurs at word-initial or word-final
> position or at morpheme boundaries. it would be great if you could give
> me an example. unfortunately i could not find any in the literature. 
> Grateful for any replies.
> Thanks,
> Jeff
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