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Re: Silindion - Present Tense

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 21:45

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 14:28:49 -0800,
Elliott Lash <erelion12@...> wrote:

> The present tense in Silindion is divided into an > Athematic and Thematic conjugation. The Thematic > conjugation is formed by adding a thematic present > tense vowel to the root, followed by the endings. The > thematic tese vowel is mostly determined by the root > vowel, although, there are some exceptions.
Strongly reminding of Indo-European.
> [paradigms snipped] > > I appologize for the length of this, but I hope you > enjoyed it :)
Yes, I did! This was awesome, drop-dead gorgeous stuff once again! Old Albic, in comparison, doesn't have "thematic" and "athematic" verbs. The present tense is marked by a vowel suffix (-a in the current version, but I consider changing it to -@, i.e. a vowel that repeats the root vowel), to which the patient and agent agreement markers are suffixed. The aorist has no vowel suffix between the stem and the agreement markers, but an augment @- prefixed to the root. Examples: _matáma_ mat-a-a-ma eat-PRES-3SG:P-1SG:A `I eat it' _amatama_ @-mat-a-ma AOR-eat-3SG:P-1SG:A `I ate it' Greetings, Jörg.