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07:26 Jan 7, 2002
English to French translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary / Le genre grammatical
English term or phrase:MOTIVATING VERB
Linguistique - Le genre grammatical
He illustrates his point with the following example: nouns formed from verbs by means of the suffix -ation (/asjo/) are feminine, for example inondation, from inonder,; however, there are nouns in -ation with no MOTIVATING VERB in modern French, for example nation, which are also feminine. In fact, he states that the majority of nouns with a final /o/ are feminine and for nouns with final /sjo/ the figure is 99.8% (p. 58). The important principle established by Tucker et al. is that the final phone may provide adequate predictions, but in other cases it may be necessary to refer to the one preceding it and even the antepenultimate phone.
VOULEZ-VOUS CYBERSOUFFRIR AVEC MOI DANS LA CYBERNUIT?