Re: New Conlang: Terkunan
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 5, 2007, 22:03|
Jeffrey Jones writes:
> 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. ...
Yes, I saw that effect just today in another browser, too. I did not
know that some browsers truncate it without showing the whole text
somewhere else. Strange behaviour. Anything a web designer could do?
I might make the text shorter, simply saying that the section about
verbs explains the effects in detail.
> 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.
Ah -- I should make this clearer. Thanks for noting!
The pop-up description is correct. Let's look at 'vol(ar)' - 'want':
Mi vola manga. - I want to eat (-r drops before cons.)
Mi vol'ira n'Tali. - I want to go to Italy. (-ar drops before vowel)
Mi *volar* ira n'Tali. - I *want* to go to Italy (nothing drops)
> BTW I just started another romlang myself: Lethin or project YARLO.
Any details yet?