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The Conversive

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 2, 2004, 16:26
While reviewing some Swahili grammar the other day, I came across an
aspect of the verb called the conversive.  The suffix -ua is added to
the verb to "undo" the action of the verb, e.g., funga, fasten;
fungua, unfasten.

Have any of you encountered this in your study of languages?  Have
any of you used it in your conlang?

I have discovered it in Senyecan.  The prefix µi- puts a verb into
the converse, e.g., pága, fasten; µipága, unfasten.



Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>