[Lingtyp] Apostrophe highlighting morphological information

Marianne Mithun mithun at linguistics.ucsb.edu
Fri Sep 11 16:37:16 UTC 2020

Sure. In Mohawk we use an apostrophe for glottal stop, and word-finally it
is a perfective aspect marker. (Not everyone now pronounces it, however.)


On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 8:06 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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