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Re: LW again -- Noun and verb

From:Mau Rauszer <maurauser@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 28, 2002, 6:08
Zesefde Thomas R. Wier  <trwier@...> ta 2002.08.27. her 13:31:57 -5h:

> Quoting Mau Rauszer <maurauser@...>:
> Do all nouns have male and female forms? If so, why? One would > think that this is more a property of adjectives agreeing in > gender with a noun.
Technically they can. Male forms are usually used for living things (in the usual meaning) but cats see world as a *living* one and so the elements can be either male or female. They think all duat, darkness is the child or manifestation of Duat, the concept/"god" of darkness created by Ingonyama from the soul of Wiyanyama in the beginning.
> > LW verbs have three persons and numbers. > > Is possession on nouns marked on the possessor or the possessum?
On the possessor.
> If the possessum, do the verbal endings have any relationship > to the possessive endings (in many languages they do).
> > Tenses : historical past - past perfect - past - present - future - future > > perfect. > > Is the future perfect considered a tense for mophological > reasons?
> > Aspects: Habitual - Continous > > These aspects usually pattern together in languages. A more > common split is perfective / imperfective.
Yeah but there they are different.
> > Object: Intransitive and transitive. > > Voice*: Active and passive. > > Certainty*: supposation - hearsay - experience. > > To clarify: is "object" an agreement marker for transitivity, or > the actual marker of direct or indirect objects? And are the > markers for voice and evidentiality exclusive with object > marking? (If so, this is somewhat similar to Phaleran: transitivity > marking is dropped when a valence changing marker is added, with > the exception of causatives.)
It just indicates transitivity. They don't distinguish direct and indirect iobjects in the verb.
> > Voice: Passive: -lu. Used when the action happens to the subject. > > Is there an antipassive? How about an instrumental-focuser?
Antipassive? It's probably just the unsigned "normal" form. -- Mau Ábrahám Zsófia alias Mau Rauszer | | "Yú lawe ta mau taqe yibali amis qi ú neb dagu tawiy iq." -- Kipling


Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>