Note formats for complicated linguistic structures

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WGroleau

15 Feb, 2018 07:49 AM

Korean and Japanese have rather complicated systems of suffixes for their verbs. (For the masochists, read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_verbs). There are ordering rules¹ and sound change rules and sometimes the same sequence of phonemes can mean something different depending on its place in the sequence.

In linguistics classes, I learned various notations for describing such systems succinctly in analyses², but I'm not sure of an effective way to put individual details into separate Anki notes.

Any recommendations?

¹I hate the word "rules," because we describe the way things work, we don't command people to talk a certain way.

²The table in the Wikipedia article is a little bit like one of those notations.

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