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Re: Quick language sketch -- Hrondu

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Friday, January 26, 2001, 21:59
On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Patrick Dunn wrote:

> Nouns > > Nouns are indeclinable for case or number. An optional number particle > (required in pronouns) exists, and can follow nouns in cases of > undesirable ambiguity. > > Noun case is indicated with post-positions. A bare sample follow: > > subject -- ya > object -- e > indirect object -- vr > genitive -- we > animate genitive (used for family members, pets, and friends) -- wo > locative -- ni > subject topic -- igaa > object topic -- ye
:-) Looks vaguely like Korean or Japanese in that respect. (Korean I *think* only has one topic particle.) [snip]
> Verbs in the present tense/imperative double the length of the final vowel > to maintain stress on the penultimate mora.
(Is a mora something vaguely related to a syllable?) JOOC, how does that work? I am probably just peculiar, but my biggest problem in Latin is that I keep wanting to loudness-stress long vowels. (For some reason Japanese doesn't bother me that way.) And then, on the "real" stress of Latin words I find myself pitch-accenting instead of loudness-accenting, which makes me feel like an idiot. The point of this digression being to say, as a foreign speaker of this language I would find myself shifting stress to the ultimate mora? (final syllable-like thing?) with the doubled final vowel. Perhaps it could be a Yoonian accent. =^) Interesting stuff. :-) YHL