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Typologic survey, part II

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 30, 2001, 21:08
Please cut away the unnecessary cruft, stick to the point and be concise.

---- PART II Conlang Typlogic Survey 2001 ----

House-keeping data

Name of the participating conlang:
(same as on part I please :) )

2: Order of genitive (G), and noun (N)
That is: Possessor/owner and possession/owned thing

If there aren't a way to show this in the language, please say so.
If there is a way...

Is the order GN, NG or both?
How is it shown?
- Through simple juxtaposition? (no extra marking anywhere)
- With a suffix on the G, the N, both?
- With a prefix on the G, the N, both?
- With a freestanding word separating the G and the N?
  (like English 'of')
- With a freestanding word (or words) surrounding or next to the G and the N?
  (that is, not separating 'em)

English is both GN and NG,
NG is shown by separating with 'of', e.g. "strength of lions"
GN is shown by suffixing a form of <'s> to the G, e.g. "lions' strength"]

3: Order of adjective (A) and noun (N)
Does the language have a closed class of adjectives?
- If yes,
    - how are they shown? (see question 2 above)
    - list them

If there is not a separate open adjective-class, what type of words do
the work of adjectives, verbs or nouns?

Regardless of being a separate class or not:
How are they similar, how do they differ from verbs and nouns?
Can they take a copula (that is: need/don't need equivalent of "to be")?
---- END part II ----