Re: Two part verbs (Why They Shouldn't Make Me Wait)
|From:||Mia Soderquist <happycritter@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 16, 2006, 3:16|
Please pardon the late reply. I've been busy in what passes for the real
world around here, and I am just getting to it now.
Thank you, all who replied, especially for pointing me in the direction of
Basque. I knew there had to be a natlang doing something similar out there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Bates" <chris.maths_student@...>
> See the section in my grammar of ngwaalq on verb classifiers:
> ngwaalq does exactly what you're describing. Every verb takes one or more
> verb classifiers that classify the kind of action it refers to, and those
> classifiers take the evidentiality and mood marking. However, unlike your
> system, ngwaalq verb classifiers can be used on their own...
I enjoyed looking over your grammar there.
I have since decided to use the auxiliary part of the verb to be used for
"yes" and "no", and answering questions more generally. It seems to me that
if it had no other use than being part of the verb, it would be likely to
turn into a prefix in short order, and I've already done prefixing on verbs
to death. I don't have an allergy to repeating myself across different
projects, but I do get into ruts.
I've been working on it, but it isn't quite ready for prime time, and it
won't be for a while with all the holiday fun on my calendar already.