Re: two 'be's
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 28, 2001, 17:34|
I no longer feel guilty for having a long name for my
conlang. c: What natlang would you say yours sounds
like? It seems "sticky", I think something like
Albanian or a Caucasian language.
--- Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 10:30:34 -0800 Clint Jackson
> <litrex1@...> writes:
> > How to use this? To cover things like the
> > between:
> > I wait tables (to cover the bills), but I'm
> > an actor. ("regular to be" before, but "active to
> > 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'
> -Stephen (Steg)
> "mew... meep?"
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