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- n. Plural form of enclitic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of declining and conjugating words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of inflecting words.
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Mr. Browning, but pray defer to Herr Buttmann, whose fifth list of 'enclitics' ends with the inseparable De, '-- or to Curtius, whose fifth list ends also with De (meaning
The ending -lor is an encliticized form of Latin illorum, making Romanian a language that declines its enclitics too.
I looked towards Swedish and its demonstrative enclitics.
The Queen of England's language also seems to permit enclitics on entire noun phrases.
Swedish demonstrative enclitics then were more appropriate to the discussion of Etruscan's demonstrative enclitics, not English's "genitive pseudoenclitic".
However, I'm not even sure that Swedes use definite enclitics in this complex way either.
You're saying that screwy phrases with complex combinations of declension and postposed enclitics like tleche Hanipalus-cle or hetrn acl-tn exist somehow in English?
I need a stronger parallel, something with declined demonstrative enclitics.
If one is not prepared I believe that Etruscan enclitics can severely damage the would-be paleoglot's brain.
It is observed too often, that men of wit do so much employ their thoughts upon fine speculations, that things useful to mankind are wholly neglected; and they are busy in making emendations upon some enclitics in a Greek author, while obvious things, that every man may have use for, are wholly overlooked.
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