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Re: † † † Is this realistic?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, July 3, 2003, 15:37
I don't know about naturalness, but in Rokbeigalmki i use the
time-direction and then the time-range for past and future compound

az = i
u = past tense
ii = future tense
a = present-immediate tense
oi = present-routine tense
manoi = eat/food

azu-manoi = i ate
azii-manoi = i will eat
aza-manoi = i'm eating (right now)
azoi-manoi = i eat (in general)

those are the simple tenses.
some of the compound ones are:

azuza-manoi = i was eating (at a specific time)
azuzoi-manoi = i used to eat
aziiza-manoi = i will be eating (at a specific time)
aziizoi-manoi = i will eat (routinely)

-Stephen (Steg)
 "do it under some foliage"
  (the answer to all of life's problems and complications)
     ~ the huck finn of the lower east side

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 00:45:05 EDT "David J. Peterson" <ThatBlueCat@...>
yu = past tense
si = progressive
wa = future
ma = I
maka = eat

ma yu kama = I ate
ma wa kama = I will eat
ma kama = I eat
ma si kama = I'm eating
ma yu si kama = I was eating
ma wa si kama = I will be eating

There's also an irrealis marker.  But this raises a question: Is there a
typologically natural order for a progressive and then a tense marker?  I
got the impression that there was, but that there are exceptions.  (In
other words, should it be "ma yu si kama" or "ma si yu kama"?)