Re: Ulattu and Poulocrian
|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 3, 2000, 17:05|
On Sun, 2 Jan 2000, Ed Heil wrote:
>I wrote a sentence in Ulattu:
>Ulat hel-massith, shattutai ha-lat mikulu.
>Spake the monster, "Free ye my wings from these chains."
>Hm. VO. ha & hel seem to be definite articles. Vaguely Semitic,
>not that I know much about Semitic languages. Must have an ablative
>case, which mikulu is in. -at must be 3sing past, and -tai must be
-tu must be a nominal suffix: ulat - speak; ulattu - speech. My guess
is that -tai may not be 2pl. -tai is suffixed to a noun (shattu,
probably freedom or a verbal noun, freeing; the verb free being shat);
perhaps it's some kind of locative suffix that has the force of an