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two 'be's

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, December 28, 2001, 12:52
On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 10:30:34 -0800 Clint Jackson Baker
<litrex1@...> writes:
> How to use this? To cover things like the difference > between: > I wait tables (to cover the bills), but I'm (really) > an actor. ("regular to be" before, but "active to be" > after.) > Am I making any sense? I'm low on sleep.
> Clint
- Hmm... that's sort of like what my conlang Rokbeigalmki does with its three present tenses of the verb 'be'. I don't have words for "waiter" or "actor" yet, but it would be something like: *waiter* azá (or even _azóí_), akh *actor* az. AZÁ is "I" in the present-immediate tense, meaning 'right now' AZÓÍ is "I" in the present-routine tense, meaning 'in general' AZ is just plain "I", used in a 'this = that' sentence. -Stephen (Steg) "mew... meep?"


Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>