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Icelandic a fusional language

Posted: 2017-07-05, 19:37
by Errol
What a nice forum to have discovered. I hope many Icelandic people support this.
My question here, somewhat theoretical linguistic, is: What is a simple example to show that Icelandic is a fusional language? Assistance would be much appreciated.

Re: Icelandic a fusional language

Posted: 2017-09-28, 10:20
by Massimiliano B
Icelandic is fusional because of its nouns declensions and verbal conjugations. The declensions indicate person, number, grammatical gender and grammatical functions altogether, while the conjugations indicate person, number, mood, time, aspect, all in one.

Hattur: -ur represents "nominative singular masculine"
Hatta : -a represents "genitive plural masculine"

Re: Icelandic a fusional language

Posted: 2017-09-28, 10:38
by Errol
Thank you!

Re: Icelandic a fusional language

Posted: 2017-09-28, 10:54
by Massimiliano B
Also adjective and pronouns have fusional features:

In íslenskur, -ur represents nominative singular masculine
In íslensku, -u represents dative singular neuter

Re: Icelandic a fusional language

Posted: 2017-09-28, 12:14
by Errol
I see, thanks.