|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 11, 2003, 9:34|
--- Christophe Grandsire skrzypszy:
> Which is why I never reply before reading *all* the posts that come from
> Conlang. For instance, this morning I had received 40 messages, and I read
> everyone of them before beginning to reply to the ones I wanted (it also
> often helps me cut down the number of replies I want to give, so all in all
> I win time ;)) ).
That's what I usually do, too.
> As I said already, there *are* languages which instead of a genitive use
> adjectival forms of nouns (Hittite, IIRC, is an example).
Russian has something like that: _papennyj_ "daddy's", which is a true
adjective. In many cases it can be used as an alternative for the genitive
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
Do You Yahoo!?
Everything you'll ever need on one web page
from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts