Re: Noun/Verb distinction (was Re: Keeping Track of Ambiguity in your Conlang?)
|From:||Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 22:32|
--- Jake X <alwaysawake247@...> wrote:
> > Probably all of them. "Song" sticks in my head as
> > one that might be a tad hard to use as a verb.
> Because song is already a noun formed originally
> from the verb "to sing" with a vowel change.
Well, "walk" is also a deverbal noun; but you can use
it as a verb (i.e., to "take for a walk"). I can't
think of any other ablaut nouns off hand...
Nouns in -ing (swinging, etc.) seem immune to being
beuyont alch geont la ciay la cina
mangeiont alch geont y faues la lima;
pe' ne m' molestyont
doazque y facyont in rima.
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