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Languages without verbs

From:Fredrik Ekman <ekman@...>
Date:Thursday, November 13, 2008, 8:55
I use conlangs in grammar education for primary school kids. Some of the
more advanced pupils create their own languages.

One of them has decided that he wants to make a language with no verbs. He
intends to use suffixes on subjects together with adverbs for the
functions that verbs normally serve in a language.

I suppose that verbless (sort of) conlangs have been attempted before, and
I would like to hear some ideas of potential weaknesses and difficulties
with such an approach.



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