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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? **Henrik