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.
> > > 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"]
sigara eme'for kama'da
[lit. "cigar-noun purpose verb mouth-verb"]