On Mon, 02 Jun 2003 02:43:31 +0000, Rob <magwich78@...> wrote:

>Miguel, it has been said that Proto-Uralic (if it even really
>existed) did not have much in the way of plural inflections. I'd
>wager that the disparate plural inflections of the Uralic languages
>arose at various times after separation.

That is so not true...

>Also, I'm not exactly sure how accurate Hungarian is in providing
>grammatical information on Proto-Uralic. Obviously it has gone
>through a relatively extensive re-analysis of forms, at least in
>nominal morphology. Also, it's had extensive contacts with other
>language groups during its history, so that might be a factor too.
>The Mordvin stative seems related to the Finnish passive suffix -ttA.


Miguel Carrasquer Vidal