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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