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Re: The Shift of Antecedent Prepositions to Suffixes ????

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Saturday, January 29, 2005, 19:11
--- In, Doug Dee <AmateurLinguist@A...> wrote:

>As for nouns, a word for "back" (the body part) can come to >mean "behind"; sometimes a word for "ground" comes to mean "below"; >sometimes a word for "head" comes to mean "above" or "on top of."
Senyecan has a number of postpositions derived from verbs: àlïa - "after, behind" from "to alienate, estrange." ànta - "before, facing" from "to oppose, face." cèmta - "along(side of)" from "to parallel, lie alongside of" cöìta - "in honor of" from "to honor, award" dèçöa - "to-, at-, the right of" from "right hand" & làµa "left" með- - "middle of" from "to mediate, negotiate" mèta - "compared to" from "to trace, measure, calibrate" mòòda - "in case of" from "meet, encounter, happen" µèèla - "with, by means of" from "to tool" mòòga - "besides, in addition to" from "to take more, add (on)" nèèµÿa - "with respect to" from "to approach" sììða - "straight to" from "to head toward, be bound for" sùna - "(along) with" from "to go with, accompany" tììrsa - "in spite of" from "to defy" tììva - "instead of" from "to put, place, set" vèèra - "astride" from "to bridge, span" Charlie"Caeruleancentaur