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Re: [UPDATE] New Language: Zhyler (Noun Classes)

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Thursday, April 11, 2002, 17:34
In a message dated 04/11/02 1:23:33 AM, ijzeren_jan@YAHOO.CO.UK writes:

<< Very well. I especially like the last one, covering

all (potentially) edible things. Perhaps you ought to

have a look at the pictures of Maarten's dinner party,

posted a few weeks ago. >>

    Hee, hee, hee...

<<Will Zhyler (I like the name, BTW) also have such an

elaborate verb system?>>

    Much thanks.  ~:D  Actually, no.  (That is, when I think of
"complex/elaborate" verb system, I think of things like Spanish and Latin:
lots of exceptions, tons of tenses which all have different personal endings,
not suffixes, so they're unpredictable from one tense/aspect to another, you
just have to learn them, and it takes FOREVER...)  With the verb system, you
get a verb, then you add the object (if applicable), then a number of aspect
suffixes, then a tense suffix, then a subject suffix.  In this way, the verbs
kind of work like (surprise) Turkish and a little bit like Swahili.  They can
get pretty big, but I wouldn't say they were too tough to get a handle on.

<<:-)  I like this very much.  I'd love to see them in practice and make
sense of the vowel harmony thing you've got going.>>

    Hee, hee, hee...  All in good time.  ;)  Anyway, much thanks!  And much
thanks to all who responded to my first post; I'm quite fonder of my classes
now.  Right now I have to take a shower (looks like I'm going to be late to
Japanese history again); I'll post on the vowel harmony and verbs tonight.
Again, thanks for the input!


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