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Re: Quick language sketch -- Hrondu

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, January 26, 2001, 23:04
Eric Christopherson wrote:
> I like that. Reminds me of Japanese desideratives (if that's the word) of > the form tabetai: tabe "eat" + tai "want" = "I/he/she/we/etc. want to eat."
In Uatakassí, auxiliaries, including ní (want to), incorporate verbs. So, I want to eat = slauníuki from láu (eat) + ní (want to) with appropriate inflections. In later descendants, that became unproductive and limited to a few gramaticalized auxiliaries. -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42