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Re: CHAT: affricates/grammar help/intransitivity/free word order

From:# 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 29, 2004, 19:15
I wrote:

>and another thing (in the same conlang) is that I use a vowel change and a >consonant change in verbs to express the voices > >I'll explain it later when my idea will be clear but I miss something > >- When the verb is unchanged it is the active voice - When there is only >the vowel change it's the middle voice - When it is only the consonant >change it is the passive voice - But I still need something to represent >when both changes are used together > >Is there an other voice that I don't know wich I could represent or >something similar to voice to tell > >I've already my way to present tenses and aspects so I can't make one of >these with that remaining hole in my grammar > >And because I want to present moods with another way I prefer not saying >one with that hole, it would make impossible to say that mood at that voice
I've got an idea: I could invent (as much I know) an other mood wich would be reciprocal The subject makes the action of the verb on the object but the object also makes the same action to the subject That mood could be used with some verb First one I think of would be "to love" I love+(reciprocal declinaison) you means "I love you as much as you do love me" there could have others I attack+RD you "I attack you and you do so" You killed+RD me In french it would be "Nous nous sommes entretués" = "we killed each other" He (listen to)+RD me "He listen me and I listen him" "we are having a discution and are listening each other" Is that an idea? Did I invent something or is there something like that already existing? What do you think of it?


Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>