Re: New Orthography for slaleg ekryn
|From:||Matt Trinsic <trinsic@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 18:47|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Matt Trinsic wrote:
>>The division is universal. Basically, there is one set of vowel phones
>>for the nouns, and another for the verbs. The phone pairing is also
>>constant such that the same noun vowel phone is always related to the
>>same verb vowel phone.
> What about prepositions, conjunctions, adjectives, etc? Are they
> arbitrarily divided among the verbs and nouns, or can they take any of
> hte vowels?
They are divided amoung the verbs and nouns. Adjective and prepositions
are not classified as seperate word types, but are derived from nouns
and verbs with an agglutinating marker. So, using the examples from
earlier, fyfled efled [fiflId IflId] would mean the edible rat,
while fyfled efle'd [fiflId EflEd] would mean the rat that had eaten.
The adjectival marker is always an 'e' [I]/[E], which in this case also
just happens to be the vowel sound in 'eat'. Prepositions are much the
same, using a 'u' [@']/[3'] sound at the start of the word. They are not
automatically adjectives unless the adjective marker is also included.
So ufled fyfled [@'flId fiflId] would mean 'that which is rat food'.
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