new conlang url
|From:||From Http://Members.Aol.Com/Lassailly/Tunuframe.Html <lassailly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 6, 1999, 15:20|
my new conlang is now described on one page :
it's a 3C-root language with many affixes.
tanan nawashuk ye-talam p=FBwutoka-m
he cuts a-tree which-makes-him-fall
"he falls cutting a tree"
-m refers to him (subject of main verb)
tanan nawashuk ye-talam p=FBwuteka-n
he cuts a-tree so-as-to-make-it-fall
"he cuts down a tree"
-n refers to the tree (object of main verb)
it owes a lot to Joshuah's explanation about "directive" cases
and the last string of posts re. making any topicized case
a subject. like an english relex, the directive case is identified
by means of a gerund (? - is "making him/it fall" a gerund ?).
it's a long language again. it's still fun.