|Date:||Wednesday, March 22, 2000, 14:31|
Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...> wrote:
>>vagiath yl si 'I have eaten' <- *'Eaten by-me there-is'
>> vagiis ei si 'I am eating' (focus on progressive aspect)
>> <- *'Eating I there-is'
>That's an interesting way to express those, using there-is plus a participle.
I don't know where I got it from. :) Just made it up on
the spot. But it looks nice to me.
>> avage 'I used to eat', 'I ate'
>I'm not sure if 'used to' would work for an aorist, since aorist is a
Yes, my mistake. I got confused. I've now tidied things up:
present and past will both be progressive or habitual, while
aorist will be punctual in the past. Then I'll see what to
do with the participial phrases in each case.
... I cannot combine any characters that the divine Library
has not foreseen, which in some of its secret tongues do not
bear some terrible meaning. No-one can articulate a syllable
not filled of caresses and fears; which is not, in some one
of those languages, the powerful name of a god...
Jorge Luis Borges, _The Library of Babel_