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Re: Word Order Indicating Tense (was: my grammar)

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Thursday, December 30, 2004, 21:05
> > Except if you see a problem I didn't see it seems to function > >
It would work I think if nouns have case and the verb has a system of valence marking affixes (so you know how many arguments to expect). :) It's unusual, but a lot of people create unusual conlangs.... as for dropping of arguments, there are some language like Japanese where you can drop the subject, object etc if they're obvious without marking on the verb, and without any verbal agreement, so for instance you could say: have car for "I have a car", "you have a car" etc if the subject was obvious, or: "I have" if the object (for instance car) was obvious. If your language freely allows the dropping of arguments like the subject or object without some marking that this has happened then I don't think your system is workable. But since this isn't the case....