Re: spatial-workout ( premature )
|Date:||Saturday, June 30, 2001, 16:20|
thanks, looks good.
to picturize, to visualise terms is a very nice & logical addiotional
feature, and i plan to integrate pics not for spatial terms only,
in my conlang-lexicon.
why not connect the spatial-relations to the temporal ones ?
because what surprises me is: the inconsistence with which we
think of "temporal positional relations" and "spatial positional
spatially, we decribe positions relative to a current center which is
"here" and "there"
temporally we describe positions always as time-arrow from the
utter past toward the utter future and NOT around the current center,
which is "now" and "then".
back <<--- here --->> front (front and back is far away)
past --->> now --->> future (??)
back <<<<- here ->>>> front (front and back is far away)
past <<<<- now ->>>> future (future and past is far away)
both could be made more logically consistent,
when we image that we look into future,
and derive it with the compounds:
"temporal-front" & "temporal-rear"
"spatial-front" & "spatial-rear"
and get rid of the time-arrow.
>> well i have tried to work abit on spatial terms , but put this
>> on hold, because its really not an easy task to analyse them and create
>> a logical analysis/categorization them.
>> however the first step is surely to collect all spatial terms (relation or not)
>> terms. and *then* look at them and try to get a grisp how they relate,
>> and how their semantics could be derived from each other.
>> if someone already analysed this topic i would be happy to hear about it.
>>RR> I had great fun coming up with a set of motive, spatial and temporal
RR> prepositions for Gevey. If my work can be of any help to your work,
RR> then feel free to check out the Gevey pronoun webpage at
RR> I've included little pictures on the webpage to try and demonstrate
RR> what each preposition represents. Feedback is always welcome.
RR> The Gevey language reference
"rurmlor entflöt, fluppseveri trimel akre wopel larf."
- alte redensart