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Re: New Conlang: Terkunan

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Monday, March 5, 2007, 21:31
On Sat, 3 Mar 2007 13:17:14 +0100, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:

>Hi! > >Jeffrey Jones writes: >>... >> I have a question about verbs. It seems like the verb forms, since they
end in
>> {(a(r))} all come from the 1st conjugation infinitive, but the stress is
not on
>> the {a}. Was there a stress shift you didn't mention? Or did I miss it? > >You are absolutely right, I did not mention it. Mainly because I am >not fully satisfied with the current stress rules. They are a bit >inconsistent but if I try to make them consistent in a trivial way, I >do not like them anymore. So I need to find a consistent system that >I like, and I need a conhistorical explanation for it. > >For the verbs, one could argue that most forms in the 1st conjugation >have the stress on the syllable that is stressed in Terkunan now. So >I might need an explanation for why it is an epenthetic -r- that >creeps in.
Getting back to the language .... in the notes on (ar) that pop up, the text is truncated by the browser, which was misleading me about when the -r- occurred. The source says "'ar' dropped when adjacent to a vowel; consonant dropped when adjacent to a consonant; nothing dropped when emphasized", suggesting that -r- is kept only when emphasized. This seems to be different from "All verbs but auxiliaries end in -ar before vowels. Some auxiliaries drop the final -a instead before vowels." which says nothing about emphasis. BTW I just started another romlang myself: Lethin or project YARLO. Jeff
> > >**Henrik


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>