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Re: Re : Verbs in Mungayöd - feedback requested

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 19, 1999, 2:14
On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Daniel Seriff wrote:

>"From Http://Members.Aol.Com/Lassailly/Tunuframe.Html" wrote: > >> have you ever learned a polynesian lang ? > >Not even once. ;) > >But seriously folks, I was shooting for a kind of central/south american >native feel to it.
In that case you may want to load things on the end of the verb. Other CA/SA languages may vary. Quechua for example can add all sorts of suffixes to verbs: While [she] was making: rura cu shpa ca vb root + continuative + already -ing + nominative and also lighting fires: [nina cuna ta ] japichi shpa ca pish [noun pl acc] verb root + -ing + nom. + also These are two examples taken from a story I had written in Quechua class (actually a Spanish class, but there you are), so they aren't perfect by any stretch, and I can't guarantee that I've broken them down correctly. But you get the idea. It was a myth called "Why do people eat corn and potatoes?" Padraic.
> >> mathias > >-- >Dan Seriff <microtonal@...> > >"Mozart is just God's way of making the rest of us feel inferior." > - David Barber >