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Re: Verb mood and tense

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, January 28, 2000, 11:42
At 16:30 27/01/00 -0500, you wrote:
>> -s the speaker heard about it and thinks it likely but doesn't know > >Quotative/Hearsay >
I really have to remember this word, quotative. I'm thinking of using evidentials in Itakian (yes, I'm really putting everything I never tried before in this language. With nominal classes, trigger system and evidentials, it's gonna be a real monster :) ).
> >AFMCL, amman iar has all of these and more. amman iar has two ways of >forming negatives according to its scope. To negate a proposition, the >auxiliary verb is prefixed with the negative u-. To negate the modality of >a proposition the sentential negative or must initiate the sentence. The >negatives yo8u describe above are the latter type. Thus >
Are there languages that have only this kind of negation, or only the other kind? That seems rather nice (yes, it's also for my conlang, as with the way I negate verbs in Itakian, I think only one of those negations will be possible, though I don't know which one right now :) ). And what do you think about the fact that the negative mood can be used for irrealis? How would you negate an irrealis sentence then? Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage :