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Some isolating verb patterns

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 16:36
Here is my first sketch of how to handle verb tenses
in my isolating project:

With some verb roots borrowed (with minor alteration)
from Latin:

Kuran - run
Vokas - call

Past particle "sona": "Ko sona kuran." ("I ran.").
Future particle "kwona": "Ko kwona kuran." ("I will
Imparative particle "ga": "Ga kuran." ("Run!")
Past perfect particle "dao": "Ele dao kuran." ("He had
Passive particle "bine": "Ko bine vokas." ("I am
Passive past: "Ko sona bine vokas." ("I was called.")
Passive past perfect: "Kui dao bine vokas." ("We had
been called.")
Passive future: "Te kwona bine vokas." ("It will be

Progressive "yn": "Ko kuran yn." ("I am running.")
Past: "Sele sona vokas yn." ("She was calling.")
Past perfect: "Kui dao kuran yn." ("We had been

Progressive passive: "Tui bine vokas yn." ("They are
being called.")
Past: "Tui sona bine vokas yn." ("They were being

Present perfect particle "dingau": "Ko dingau vokas."
("I have called.")
Future perfect: "Ko kwona dingau vokas." ("I will have

Passive perfect: "Ko dingau bine vokas." ("I have been
Passive future: "Ko kwona bine vokas." ("I will be
Passive future perfect: "Ko kwona dingau bine vokas."
("I will have been called.")

Progressive present perfect: "Ko dingau kuran yn." ("I
have been running.")
Future: "Ko kwona kuran yn." ("I will be running.")
Future perfect: "Ko kwona dingau vokas yn." ("I will
have been calling.")

Any thoughts or observations?

I plan on taking my vocabulary primarily from Latin
with a smattering of Classical Greek based roots for
variety.  The roots will be the result of applying
some fixed mutation rules to the Latin or Greek
equivalents.  Applying the mutation rules to "Latin"
gives me "Ladish", which might end up being the name
of the language.



Rene Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>