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Re: CHAT: Trial of the century?

From:Joe Mondello <rugpretzel@...>
Date:Sunday, January 17, 1999, 7:20
I am working on a new project  in which all word roots have 3 syllables, and
syllabic stress indicates sybtactic category.  apostrophes indicate the
stressed syllable.  I had to do some term juggling, because the project is new
and i am still feeling my way around the issue of noun-to-verb transition (for
example, what exactly should the verb form of "mouth" mean?)  but these
sentences all work well.  by the way the language is called Ko'rea.

> > > 1. I didn't inhale.
o'biam pu'reha ospi'la [lit. "I-noun-not ever-past inhale-verb"]
> > > 2. My own infidelity is quite a different matter.
a-en-taraka'-hem obia' eso'ka chefache'f kubase'f [lit. not-faith-having-ness I-of matter-verb (is a matter) difference-adj. significance-adj."]
> > > 3. Cigars are for putting in your mouth.
si'gara eme'for jweba'lo ka'mada [lit. "cigar-noun (unfortunately since cigars begins with an s in ko'rea it can't be shown as plural) purpose-verb located-inside mouth-noun"] or sigara eme'for kama'da [lit. "cigar-noun purpose verb mouth-verb"]