|From:||wayne chevrier <wachevrier@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 17:00|
I haven't posted much in a while, but I recently figured out more about my
first(but not only) language, Lisanek.
Nouns: article suffix, with case, number, gender, and definiteness.
Declensions: depending on final sound of noun.
abstractly: <e>=fem. sig. <i>=fp <o>=ms <u>=mp
<k>=definite <n>=indefinite <s>=indeterminate
C-VC namh-ek: the (female) shaman
V-CV zte-no: a bull
if the consonant/vowel is the same, they merge
nrus-e: (some) shark
dmi-k: the shrews
C-aCV, V-hVC namhake, ztehon
if the consonant/vowel is the same, they don't merge
Possession: construct state, no article on possessum(only for nominal
As IPA except <e>=/E/, <o>=/O/, <s>=/S/, <z>=/s/
clusters: F=fhsz L=lr T=kpt D=bdg G=wy N=mn
V2 word order(and yes I know that violates a universal with ergatives)
ga i hketon: I am a man.
i:predicate marker(nonverb, can optionally cooccur with a verb for emphasis)
ztesu i mi a
I have some bulls(Some bulls are to me)
preposition noun.ABS, pronoun.ERG preposition
No adjectives: relative clause and stative verbs instead
ki: subordinate predicate marker(used like i is)