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Launch button

From:Mike Ellis <nihilsum@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 19, 2003, 6:24
I've never seen how the text on a "LAUNCH" button looks in a language that
inflects its verbs more than English does. But I need to know this now,
because I need to know how Rhean verbs would appear in such a case. What is
the conjugation we see when we see a button marked "LAUNCH"?

An infinitive?
(to) LAUNCH (the missile)

A second person imperative?
LAUNCH (the missile!)

A third person imperative, middle voice?
(let the missile) LAUNCH (!)

Some kind of verbal noun?
(press this for the) LAUNCH (of the missile)

Or some weird unconjugated stem?
(?) LAUNCH (?)
-- This would be the only time a verb stem has ever appeared on its own in
Rhean, so I doubt that I'd use this one.

Can someone tell me how nat- or conlangs conjugate (or don't) the verb as
it appears on a LAUNCH button?



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