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:
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?"
>Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
>"Mozart is just God's way of making the rest of us feel inferior."
> - David Barber