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!
"fawiT, Gug&g, tSagZil-a-Gariz, waj min DidZejsat wazid..."
"Soft, driven, slow and mad, like some new language..."