Re: Languages without verbs
|From:||Sylvia Sotomayor <terjemar@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 14, 2008, 19:19|
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote:
> --- On Fri, 11/14/08, David McCann <david@...> wrote:
>> Some Papuan languages are like that. Kalam is said to have
>> less than 100
>> verbs, and only a couple of dozen are in general use:
> Ogden's Basic English has 6 verbs and 15 "operators":
> verbs : be become cause make do have
> be , have , come - go , put - take , give - get ,
> make , keep , let , do , say , see , send ,
> cause and because are occasionally used as operators;
> seem was later added.
Kelen has 4 relationals, which could be reinterpreted as verbs.
LA would be the equivalent of be, have
NI - do, make, become, cause, come, go
SE - experience, see, say, hear, feel, give, get, take, send, receive
PA - have
basically, LA takes one argument/object
NI expects 2, and SE expects 3.
PA also expects 2.