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Re: Bantoid conlang - morphology

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 24, 2004, 17:25
In a message dated 2004:02:24 02:40:05 AM, carrajena@YAHOO.COM writes:

>> I have decided that roots are mostly 2 or 3 syllables >> with syllables being V, CV, CwV or CyV. >> >> There are several noun classes: >> >> 1 divine sfa- >> 2 human ndi- >> 3 ideational chwe- >> 4 animate ma- >> 5 living si- >> 6 liquid ru- >> 7 solid wa- >> >> Take an example root like -kava with a basic maening >> something like "to flow". Adding the various class >> suffixes produces the following: >> >> sfakava - blessing >> ndikava - genealogy/lineage >> chwekava - consiousness >> makava - breed/bloodline >> sikava - ?? >> rukava - river >> wakava - vein of ore
NIFTY KEEN system there... I think I hafta add something like that to goomeelego's class-word system. --- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º º°`°º ø,¸~-> Hanuman "Mister Sinister" Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist - "the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} "We don't read & write poetry because it's cute. We read & write poetry because we are members of the human race. & the human race is filled with passion. & medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits & necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." - Robin Williams, _Dead Poet's Society_ "Chance is the inner rhythm of the world, & the soul of poetry." - Miguel de Unamuno "One thing foreigners, computers, & poets have in common is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, & in fact the poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr. "La poésie date d' aujour d'hui." (Poetry dates from today) "La poésie est en jeu." (Poetry is in play) --- Blaise Cendrars = ¡ gw'araa legooset caacaa ! ¡ reez'arvaa. saalvaa. reecue. scoopaa-goomee en reezijcloo ! = [Fight Linguistic Waste! Save, Salvage, Recover, Scavenge and Recycle!]