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 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.)
> 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. :-)