Re: Noun tense was Re: bac . . . some info
|From:||Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 22, 2002, 9:41|
On Sat, 2002-07-20 at 05:43, Peter Clark wrote:
> On Thursday 18 July 2002 19:32, Tim May wrote:
> > Peter Clark writes:
> > > As others have said, good job. I see that another person has
> > > discovered the joys of noun tense! Enamyn does this too, as well as
> > > using mutations
Finnstek does it, too, although I don't much talk of it. Although it
does use tense particles and inflexions on the noun in various moods.
Can't cite anything of the top of my head, though.
> > I'm sure there is a natlang with noun tense in Campbell, but I can't
> > find it, and I'm beginning to suspect that I dreamt it. Does anyone
> > know any examples of natlangs that mark tense on a noun?
--> I'll <-- think about it. Hehe, English almost sorta does it at
times---it's where I ripped the idea from. (And, indeed, the method by
which Finnstek developed noun tense inflexions from tense particles was
much the same, although by this stage, the relevant particles didn't
have consonants and were monosyllabic and so were almost forced to join
with the previous word.) If I made an bit of sense.