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Asked • 03/19/19

Is it possible to move from non-concatenative to concatenative morphology?

I've been wondering whether it is possible for a language to move from non-concatenative (root-and-pattern, Arabic-style) morphology to concatenative type known from the Indo-European languages? If any language has undergone such a change, what were the reasons behind it?

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Jacob A. answered • 03/23/20

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MA in Arabic teaching, MA in Linguistics

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