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Re: Germanech (fi: Conlang Typology Survey (correction))

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 14:21
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...> writes:

> --- Jörg Rhiemeier skrzypszy: > > > I think I marked the wrong adposition - noun order for Germanech. > > Of course, it has prepositions PRECEDING nouns, just like any Romance > > language. > > I've been wondering about that: is Germanech still under development?
It is currently dormant; I am not working on it now, but may pick it up again later. So don't expect any new material soon. As to why I posted the wrong order, this is something I don't really know why. There has never been any doubt that Germanech has prepositions rather than postposition. Perhaps the fact that the word "preposition" was used with both options misled me.
> I have > been able to dig up a GMP, a relay contribution and a grammar sketch, but I > would love to see more. Is the stuff you posted back then still valid?
The syntax has changed; it is now more like that of German: the finite verb is in second position except in subordinate clauses (such as relative clauses) where it is in final position, but infinite verb forms are usually clause-final with the auxiliary in second position. Otherwise, the material I posted is still valid.
> Perhaps you would be interested to join Romanceconlang? > <>
I feel no desire to obtain a Yahoo! membership, and my current interest in Romance conlangs is fairly low. Yahoo! is always a messy matter I don't want to get involved with.
> Jan
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