Re: Classification and 'to be'
|From:||Carlos Thompson <cthompso@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 29, 1998, 2:55|
Continuation and correction of to be in Fluxian
Infinitive forms -@-a (tr) or -@-en (itr).
Common form of nouns -@-o.
The -a-en ending mean being part of the class, then:
wawudy juraden = dogs are animals
juredus wawaden = some animals are dogs
The meaning of dogs being a subset of animals is solved implying all dogs
are animals. The meaning of animals being a superset of dogs is somehow
solved implying that there are animals who are dogs.
wawedo pretadhen = the dog is black
Here pret@dho is the class of black things, then pretidho means being black.
wawedo noetaza txosepwo = the dog is in this house/home
wawedo txosipen = the dog is at home
When refering to a place, noet@za is used meaning to be in/on. txos@po is
the class of places one can think as a home. Then txosepwo means this home.
The -i-en ending is a verbal ending meaning realeted to, and after txos@po
is of the P gender: recipients, related means to be at.
The existance to be, uses the verb dur@zan with the -i-en ending:
wawedjo durizen = this dog is/exists
The equivalent operator is the same dur@za verb with a transitive -a-a
wawedo duraza Fido = the dog is Fido
-- Carlos Th