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Re: "In spite of"

From:Harold Ensle <heensle@...>
Date:Thursday, August 14, 2008, 19:52
On Sun, 3 Aug 2008 18:08:50 -0400, Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>

>How do y'all express this meaning, whether as as conjunction or >adposition or case or whatever, in your conlang or in natlangs >you know? I'm particularly interested in languages where it's derived >from some more basic root rather than being an unanalyzable >particle.
I am not sure it would make sense for a language to derive it from some root as it is such a basic concept...and if a language did so, I would think it would be very idiomatic. In Ankanian 'despite' is the opposite of 'because' and is composed of two fundamental case markers: The exlusive marker on the genitive case. The exclusive indicates that A and B are exclusive of each other and the genitive indicates that A is being governed by B. (dative would indicate A governs B; nominative would indicate no governing; instrumental would indicate dependent or mutual governing) -eyu because (genitive+inclusive); -ewi despite (genitive+exclusive) Vesun se keyu. I said it because of him. Vesun se kewi. I said it despite him. Harold


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