Spoken Thoughts && Digest Number DCLXVI
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 11, 2001, 4:18|
Eruanno none wrote:
> Tenses: S. P.
> Present: Tulta Tultar
> Past: Untulta Untultar
> Future: Entulta Entultar
> Perfect: En/Un/0- Tultaa En/Un/0- Tultaar
> Aorist: Tuultaa Tuultaar
> NOTE: If Perfect is not inflicted, it is imperfect, hence, it has not been
> completed yet.
> Aspect not worked on yet...
Actually, "perfect" and "aorist" are aspects. Is that third choice on
perfect a zero or the letter O? Oh, I got it now. So, Entultaa would
be future perfect, Untultaa pluperfect, and Tultaa present perfect?
So, are these endings the same for all verbs? Interesting that there's
a singular/plural distinction, but not personal number.
> Indicative: No Change
> Subjunctive: -yen(l)- between -t- and -a-: Tultyenna
> Negative: prefix: nin(n)- or ni-: Nintulta
> Imperative: -yel(l)- between -t- and -a-: Tultyella
> Interrogative: prefix: ja- or jet(t)-: Jatulta
> Probabilitative: -on(n) between -t- and -a-: Tultonna
> Optative: -ol(l) between -t- and -a-: Tultolla
> Approximative: -oin(n) between -t- and -a-: Tultoinna
> Hortative: -oil(l) between -t- and -a-: Tultiolla
Can these be combined? For example, can you have _Nintultyella_ for
How do you know which one to use on negative and interrogative?
What's "approximative" mean?
> Known: No change
> Hearsay: prefix in-, i-,or im-: Intulta
> Probable: prefix on-, o-,or om-: Ontulta
Groovy. The technical term is "evidentiality" for that time of
Are the prefixes added in the order you gave them? So, would "hearsay
past" be _unintulta_?
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