|From:||deini nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 18:16|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Benct Philip Jonsson
> > > and changed most of the suffixes
> > > likewise so that adjectives were marked with <-ik>
> > rather than <-a>,
> > I remained faithful to Zamenhof's -a :)
> I also went over to -ik in my Juvenile Esperantid, only to
> later go over to -i when I realized that many European
> languages had a very similar adjective
> ending: -y in English, -i and/or -y in the Slavic Languages,
> -ig pronunced [I] in the Scandinavian languages, -ig
> pronounced [IC] in German and -io/-ia in Italian and Spanish.
> I even had a notion that something similar occurred in some
> Eastern languages, (viz. Israeli, Saudi, Irani, Hindi). This
> meant an overhaul of the verbal system: the infinitive became
> -er, the present -ar, the past -ir and the future -ur (so
> that _futur_ meant "it will become"! :-), and -s became the
> plural ending which could be added to nouns and adjectives alike.
> I don't remember ATM what I did to the conditional and
> jussive endings, but I know for sure I changed them.
Also the nominative-masculine in Slavic languages ending in /-i/, /-ij/ or something similar.
Most of my auxlangs now use "-i". It's not just more universal, but also more
euphonic. Even Deini which is heavily influenced by those earliest concepts
uses "-i" as a means of converting another POS into an adjective.
I'm now favoring isolating structures in most of my auxlangs so tense marking is
done through adverbs of time. I barely remember my fist creation's system but
present tense verbs ended with <-e> /-@/, past in <-de> /-d@/, infinitive in
<-en> /-@n/ and the participles in <-ent-> /-@nt-/. Agent nouns used <-er>
/-@r/. I'm not sure about the conditional either, but it was likely removed or
maybe just something I never addressed. My creation was more of a relex than
anything else though I do remember adding an indefinite article <en> (also the