Haplology


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Haplology

 

the dropping of one of two identical or similar consecutive syllables. For example, the suffix -ovat-, when attached to the stem rozov-, gives the adjective rozovatyi instead of the expected rozovovatyi.

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18) For various examples of haplology in Burushaski, see Berger 2008: 6.
Particularly, I will argue against the analysis of haplology in Chinese passives.
By virtue of haplology, the passive morpheme is deleted on the surface.
In addition to the problems of analyzing bei as a preposition, the analysis of haplology in Chinese passives is also questionable.
Third, it is not clear in what situation haplology should apply.
It is argued that haplology is coalescence, and not deletion (de Lacy 1999).
As pointed out by McCarthy and Prince (1995) and Yip (1998), MORPHDIS bans all kinds of haplology, in which two morphemes share overlapping contents.
38) forbids haplology to take place when the adjacent elements are both lexical.
New etymologies (often of proper names, notoriously difficult to etymologize) regularly rely on haplology (e.