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Major overhaul of Mungayod

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Sunday, September 3, 2000, 18:39
This is a huge change. I decided that I hated the entire
pre-inflectional system, so I trashed it in favor of a post-inflectional
one. So far I've only done one class of verbs, the consonant-final class
(the only acceptable verb-final consonants are t, s, m, N). The
conjugation is pretty straightforward, and heavily Latin-based in its organization.

For a regular verb like /kuset/ (to write), the Pres. Act. Ind.
conjugation is:

kusekA                                  kusevAk
kusewis                                 kuseweis
kusetiI, -iu, -ilu, -i          kusefeilA

3PS has 4 possible genders, and in the active mood, the inflection
differs accordingly (passive only has one inflection)

Most verbs have 3 distinct stems and one "sub-stem": present
(perfect=sub-stem), primary passive, and secondary passive. For /kuset/,
they are /kuse(t)/- (/kus/-), /kAisEn/-, /kAide/-.

I won't write out a complete conjugation, because there are 22 different
tense/mood/aspects (active/passive, indicative/subjunctive, 6 tenses).
There will be one up on my webpage sometime in the future, about which
the list will be notified.

For reference purposes, I've given each verb 6 principal parts, to cover
all the various root forms...for "kuset":

kusekA  -  1PS Present Active Indicative
kuset           -  infinitive
kusmAs  -  1PS Perfect Active Subjunctive
kAisEno -  1PS Present Passive Indicative
kAidEo  -  1PS Imperfect Passive Indicative
kust            -  Present Active Participle

While I was conjugating various verbs, I discovered that Mungayod has
geminate consonants! In a verb like /IN/ (to name), the perfect becomes
/In:nik/, and /OYt/ (to do), becomes /OYt:tik/. It usually only happens
in single-syllable verbs. But, now I have to come up with some way to
indicate that in native writing.

Now, a pertinent question: is it too terribly weird to have 3 classes of
verbs distinguished by endings in a consonant, front vowel, and back
vowel? I had already finished doing the consonant-conjugation, when I
started to think that this might be a little strange or contrived.
Whaddaya think?

Daniel Seriff

Si iterum insanum me appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem.