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Re: Jovian's Verbs From Hell

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Thursday, August 29, 2002, 17:17
Christian Thalmann sikyal:

> Alright, they're not that evil; certainly not as evil as Latin or > Maggel. ;-)
Latin is evil?
> A-Conj. candare /k@n"da:r/ "to sing": > > Singular Plural > 1.P cando /"kandA/ candame /k@n"da:m/ > 2.P candas /"kand@s/ candaese /k@n"dajs/ > 3.P canda /"kand@/ candan /"kand@n/ > > Participle: candante, -ndis /k@n"dant/
Very nice. Different from other Romlangs, but that's what we like.
> Irregular haever /"hajv@r/ "to have" > > Singular Plural > 1.P hau /haw/ havime /h@"vi:m/ > 2.P haese /hajs/ havise /h@"vi:s/ > 3.P haefte /hEft/ haene /hajn/ > > Participle: haente, -is /hEnt/
I like this a lot! Irregulars are what make life interesting. I'm curious, how did you get the glides in the 2sg and 3pl forms? I would hardly call this system evil--it looks pretty straightforward, and doesn't have even the evilness of many of the modern Romlangs. Perhaps there's more I haven't seen, though. Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton