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Re: Looking for a term

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 12:29
>On 9/2/06, taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...> wrote: > > * Scotto Hlad said on 2006-09-02 09:27:29 +0200 > > > I'm looking for a term to describe a particular form in an a priori >language > > > I'm creating. > > > > This very much looks like Basque, except the "auxiliary" follows the > > meaning-carrying verb in Basque. > >And it reminded me of negation in Finnish, which IIRC uses an >inflected-for-person auxiliary to indicate the negation followed by a >not-inflected-for-person form of the meaning verb. (I'm not sure which >of the two is inflected for tense or aspect.) > >Cheers, >-- >Philip Newton
It's called "the negativ verb", so along that model, maybe yours would be "the aspectual verb" - or "an", since I gather you're going to have more than one? -The actual verb in Finnish comes after the auxiliary in a participle form. All TAM marking except imperativ are also on this participle; historically there were more forms, but it's still been a crippled paradigm already in Proto-Uralic... --- Scotto Hlad wrote:
>The verb portion may not necessarily be a verb per say. Lets think in terms >of an adjective like "blue." When combined with the aspectus (my proposed >term) inflected for inchoative, the combination means "becomes blue, turns >blue etc" > >Xyz blue = he turns blue >Xyz cold = it is getting cold >Yesterday xyz blue = yesterday he turned blue. > >Etc. > >Thoughts?
Interesting. So when the "verb part" IS a verb, what form is it in? I don't think you mentioned that. Is it just a generic quotation-form-infinitiv, or something more specific? John Vertical